TSHWANE — South African football giants Mamelodi Sundowns will definitely lose Zimbabwean international Nyasha Mushekwi for free if they fail to sell him during the January transfer window, as it’s unclear whether he still wants to return to the club.
Sundowns media officer Thulani Thuswa has told Goal that the club is still in the dark about Nyasha Mushekwi’s future.
Mushekwi is currently on a season-long loan at Belgian side KV Oostende, and his contract with Sundowns comes to an end next June.
“As Mamelodi Sundowns, we are not sure whether the player will still want to play for us or not,” Thuswa told Goal.
“But he’s still our player because his contract expires next year June. It will be up to him to decide if he still wants to play for Sundowns after his loan spell in Belgium,” he said.
The 26-year-old Mushekwi will be eligible to sign a pre-contract with a team of his choice when the January window opens today should Sundowns fail to sell him now or convince him to stay.
The Zimbabwean-born forward, who scored 14 goals in his first season with Sundowns, was on the wanted list of Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows prior to his move to Belgium.
Mushekwi has scored only two goals in the 15 games that he played for Oostende this term, and the Belgian outfit hasn’t confirmed whether they will offer the player a permanent contract or not.
As things stand, the former Caps United hitman will be a free agent next June, and although he could join one of the European leagues next season, a move back to the PSL is also an option.
Meanwhile, the Mother City outfit has just lost the services of Lebogang Manyama to SuperSport United, and they are on the market for the midfielder’s replacement
Ajax Cape Town are looking to sign Zimbabwean forward McDonald Motsi as a replacement for Lebogang Manyama who left for SuperSport United a few weeks ago.
Goal has learned that the Urban Warriors have already spoken to the player about a possible move to Cape Town during the January transfer window.
However, the two parties are far from concluding the deal as it is believed that Ajax are offering too little for the former Under 17 player.
Motsi scored 22 goals in 28 matches for Zifa Northern Region Division One side Gunners, and he is thought to be playing in a similar style to Sundowns’ forward Khama Billiat.
It is no secret that the majority of the Zimbabwean players have always impressed in the PSL, and Motsi will be expected to add the same value to the South African league should Ajax or one of the teams in the PSL sign him.