Sun­downs un­veil a trio of new sign­ings

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One of the worst kept se­crets in South African foot­ball was con­firmed at the week­end as Mamelodi Sun­downs re­vealed the cap­ture of for­mer Bid­Vest Wits stars Haashim Domingo, Ri­cardo Goss and Gift Mo­tupa.

The trio have all signed fiveyear con­tracts and con­tinue the in­jec­tion of younger play­ers into the Sun­downs squad as coach Pitso Mosi­mane be­gins a slow tran­si­tion over the next few sea­sons.

Play­maker Domingo (25) im­pressed for Wits last sea­son, de­spite be­ing used a lot off the bench, and will be a good fit for Sun­downs’ pass­ing style.

“Mamelodi Sun­downs is a club with great his­tory and I would love to be part of that his­tory and not just to be part but to con­trib­ute to the club his­tory and suc­cess. I want to win sil­ver­ware with the club, that’s the main fo­cus,” he told the club’s web­site.

Striker Mo­tupa (26) has a good scor­ing ra­tio wher­ever he has been and hav­ing risen to promi­nence at Baroka FC, and for­merly played for Or­lando Pi­rates, is look­ing for­ward to CAF Cham­pi­ons League com­pe­ti­tion.

“It is a great feel­ing to join Mamelodi Sun­downs, I am feel­ing happy and proud, they have been do­ing well for the past five years,” he said.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to do­ing well for my­self, the club and the fans and what at­tracted me is that the club is al­ways win­ning tro­phies ev­ery sea­son and also they play in the CAF Cham­pi­ons League.”

Goal­keeper Goss (26) will pro­vide com­pe­ti­tion for De­nis Onyango and Kennedy Mweene.

“It has been a child­hood dream for me to join the club and one of my idols, Brian Baloyi, played for the club. I want to make sure that I win tro­phies, as many tro­phies as I can with the club, es­pe­cially the CAF Cham­pi­ons League.”

The trio join Ge­orge Maluleka (Kaizer Chiefs), Grant Marge­man (Ajax Cape Town), Lesedi Kapinga (Black Leop­ards), Mothobi Mvala (High­lands Park), Peter Shalulile (High­lands Park) and Lu­vuyo Phewa (Real Kings) as new sign­ings, while Jody Fe­bru­ary (Cape Umoya United) and Katlego Ot­ladisa (Ajax Cape Town) re­turn from loan spells. —

Pic­ture: GALLO IM­AGES

NEW DAWN: For­mer Bid­vest Wits player Gift Mo­tupa has joined Mamelodi Sun­downs.

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