Johannesburg - Ejike Uzoenyi is set to be another one of
Mamelodi Sundowns' new signings who could be lost before kicking a ball for the
reigning Premier Soccer League champions.
The Brazilians signed the Nigerian winger in January after
an impressive showing at the Africa Nations Championship where he was named the
Player of the Tournament.
They also acquired Zimbabwean midfielder Kudakwashe Mahachi
in the same transfer window, but both stayed in their homelands on loan as
Sundowns had exhausted their foreign quota.
Mahachi has since been invited for a trial French club AS
Monaco, while Ejike, who is currently World Cup on duty with the Super Eagles
in Brazil, is also being courted by European clubs.
Head coach Pitso Mosimane confirmed the news and admitted
that they could lose the talented pair before they play an official match for
"Mahachi will leave soon for AS Monaco for trials and I
firmly believe that he will make the grade there," Mosimane is quoted as
saying by The Sowetan.
"In the meantime we are looking at several offers for
Uzoenyi," he added.
Both Mahachi and Ejike signed four-year deals
with Sundowns on their arrival.
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