Sundowns renew interest in Sithole

SOUTH AFRICAN giants Mamelodi Sundowns have renewed their interest in striker Simba Sithole with their technical director Trot Moloto insisting he is a special player they had kept for the future.


Sithole did not enjoy his football at Mamelodi Sundowns after joining them from Caps United where he had scored an incredible 10 goals in 10 starts, as he endured a frustrating one-year stint at the “Brazilians”, where he failed to get game time.

He then opted for the termination of his contract and returned home in September last year to join rivals Dynamos in a bid to revive his career.

The former Shooting Stars striker did not take time to settle at Dynamos as he rediscovered his scoring touch which helped the champions to win a league and cup double for the second successive year.

But Sundowns have been monitoring the player and Moloto said they were happy with his progress and were keen to re-engage him.

“We have been monitoring him since he left Sundowns. We had resolved that we should keep watching him from a distance because we believed he was a player for the future. He remains a special player to us and we are going to give Dynamos something.

“What we wanted was to bring him back after two seasons because we have two international strikers Nyasha Mushekwi and Katlego Mphela and we didn’t have high expectations from him. He has been playing well for Dynamos,” said Moloto.

Sithole, who has been registered by Dynamos for the Champions League, has already attracted interest from fellow South African side SuperSport United and was scheduled to go for trials there this week before he pulled a muscle.

The former Bafana Bafana coach revealed they would be signing at least three more players when Sundowns come to Zimbabwe for three friendly matches with Dynamos, Highlanders and Caps United at the end of this month.

“We still have to sign at least three players. I cannot reveal the names right now, but when we come I will be in a position to reveal the names of the players we want to sign,” he said.

Sundowns are scheduled to play against Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo on January 30 and Caps United on February 1 before dating Dynamos two days later as part of their preparations for the resumption of their league campaign on February 12 against rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

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