New Downs deal for Nascimento

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Brazilian defender Ricardo Nascimento has signed a new 3-year contract with Mamelodi Sundowns.

The club confirmed on Monday morning that Nascimento, who arrived at Chloorkop in 2016 from Portuguese side Academica, will be with the club until at least June 2023.

“I feel very happy about the confidence Mamelodi Sundowns has shown in me and my football abilities. I want to thank the President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe, the Board and the Technical team with Coach Pitso,” said Nascimento.

“From the start, I was well-received by all the supporters and I to thank the supporters and my teammates for making me feel so welcome. My family and I are enjoying the country and I must certainly say that South Africa is my second home.”

He added: “I want to promise Mamelodi Sundowns that I want to help the Club win more titles starting with the League and Nedbank Cup this season. I also want Sundowns to win the CAF Champions League and make more history.”

The defender had a rocky start to the season when he faced a groin injury scare, that required him to undergo an operation and had his rehab work done in Brazil now back and playing at his best Nascimento is ready to play again once the league resumes.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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