Sundowns promote academy duo to the senior team


Mamelodi Sundowns have officially announced the promotion of their two promising academy products Siphesihle Mkhize and Musawenkosi Mdhuli to the senior team on a five-year deal.

“We are pleased to announce that two of our promising academy products have been promoted to the first team,” Sundowns said in a statement.

The club stated that they have promoted the duo to bolster their midfield.

“Both players are 21 years old and have been making their strides in the Mamelodi Sundowns Academy. They have been promoted to bolster the midfield, as Mkhize is a defensive midfielder whilst Mdhuli is an attacking option for the technical team.

“Mkhize who is also known as ‘Busquets’ spent last season on loan in the GladAfrica Championship with Ajax Cape Town and has been to the Youth World Cup. The uMlazi-born (star) has signed a five-year deal with the club and was in the 18-man squad that faced Golden Arrows and is set to make his CAF Champions League debut today off the bench.

“Mdhluli played in the DSTV Diski Challenge and is an attacking midfielder and has been a crucial member of the side and will be hoping to make his debut very soon. Busquets on the other hand gets a huge opportunity to make his debut off the bench in today’s CAF Champions League match.”

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By Mauwane Raophala

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