Sun­downs join Chiefs in Dove in­ter­est

Soccer Laduma - - Weekly Roundup -

News reach­ing the Siya crew is that Mamelodi Sun­downs have joined Kaizer Chiefs in the race for Cape Town City de­fender, Ed­mil­son Dove, though he has also been linked with a move to Europe.

Dove is re­garded as one of the best left backs in the PSL and dur­ing the July/ Au­gust trans­fer win­dow, it was re­ported that Chiefs were aim­ing to add the Mozam­bique in­ter­na­tional to their squad.

The Siya crew sub­se­quently re­vealed in edi­tion 1 086, in “City say no to Chiefs for Dove, Walusimbi next…”, that City were un­will­ing to part ways with Dove fol­low­ing the exit of both Lyle Lakay and Robyn Jo­hannes.

The Soweto gi­ants did land up sign­ing God­frey Walusimbi from Kenyan out­fit Gor Mahia.

Ac­cord­ing to Siya sources, Chiefs have not lost in­ter­est in the 24-year-old, how­ever, have been joined by their peren­nial ti­tle con­tenders, in Sun­downs. Ac­cord­ing to the Siya sources, Downs have made en­quiries into the player’s avail­abil­ity and could make a move for him next year, ahead of the 2018/19 sea­son.

Downs cur­rently have four op­tions a left back, in Lakay, Mosa Le­busa, Te­bogo Langer­man and Siyabonga Zulu, though Le­busa has been play­ing in cen­tral de­fence, with Zulu seem­ingly not in the club’s plans. Lakay is play­ing out of his nat­u­ral po­si­tion, on the left wing, while Langer­man is get­ting on in age, and will be turn­ing 33 next year.

Dove’s ar­rival could be seen as a long-term re­place­ment for Langer­man, with the vet­eran de­fender’s pro­fes­sional ca­reer wind­ing down.

The sources added that Dove has also been linked with a move to Por­tu­gal or Turkey, and if City boss, John Comi­tis, does se­cure a big-money move abroad, he will un­doubt­edly as­sess if it does make good busi­ness sense.

What is en­tic­ing to any suitor is the ver­sa­til­ity of play­ing at left back and at cen­tre back, a po­si­tion he’s been play­ing in of late.

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