Sun­downs to sub­si­dize Mo­homi loan?

Soccer Laduma - - Siyag Bhoza -

The lat­est news reach­ing the Siya crew is that Lucky Mo­homi could be mak­ing a re­turn to his for­mer club.

Mo­homi, who put pen to pa­per with Mamelodi Sun­downs in 2016, has been strug­gling for reg­u­lar game-time un­der the men­tor­ship of Head Coach Pitso Mosi­mane, with the Brazil­ians spoilt for choice in their mid­field depart­ment.

Mo­homi was linked with a move away from Sun­downs dur­ing the past July/Au­gust trans­fer win­dow, how­ever, noth­ing ma­te­ri­alised for the player.

“Free State Stars had been in­ter­ested in sign­ing Lucky Mo­homi on loan from Sun­downs, but the move didn’t hap­pen after the club felt that bring­ing him from Sun­downs would cost them. The player is on a big salary,” a source told the Siya crew in Septem­ber this year

How­ever, it seems that a move to Ea Lla Koto could be on the cards for the player in Jan­uary next year, with Siya sources in­di­cat­ing that Sun­downs are be­lieved to be will­ing to sub­si­dize a portion of Mo­homi’s salary.

In­di­ca­tions are that Mo­homi will be sent out on loan in or­der to get in the needed game-time, with fur­ther in­di­ca­tions that the Brazil­ians may not be will­ing to trans­fer the player on a per­ma­nent ba­sis.

Mo­homi’s deal with Sun­downs is set to come to an end on June 30 next year, with un­con­firmed re­ports re­veal­ing that Masan­dawana have an added two-year op­tion set in place on his con­tract.

Now, it re­mains to be seen whether a loan deal will be agreed to for Mo­homi dur­ing the up­com­ing Jan­uary trans­fer or whether the player will have con­tinue fight­ing for game-time at the Chloorkop­based club.

Pi­rates to send Maphangule on loan?

News reach­ing the Siya crew is that Or­lando Pi­rates could send Me­shack Maphangule out on loan in Jan­uary, once the trans­fer win­dow opens.

Maphangule has strug­gled to hit the ground running at the Buc­ca­neers since join­ing the Soweto giants from Black Leop­ards at the end of last season. The 27-year-old has made only two sub­sti­tute ap­pear­ances un­der coach Mi­lutin Sre­do­je­vic – against Bloem­fontein Celtic in Au­gust and against AmaZulu ear­lier this month.

With the likes of Ben Motshwari and Xola Mlambo do­ing well in Bucs’ mid­field, and with the tech­ni­cal team un­likely to tam­per with their win­ning for­mula for now, Maphangule could be loaned out to help him to get reg­u­lar game- time else­where in the sec­ond half of the season, ac­cord­ing to sources.

“Maphangule could be sent out on loan for the sec­ond half of the season. He is a good player but he is strug­gling for game time at Pi­rates this season. The club could al­low him to go and play else­where from Jan­uary and to come back at the end of the season,” said the source.

Maphangule joined Bucs on a three-year con­tract, after help­ing Leop­ards to pro­mo­tion from the NFD last season.

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