Mamelodi Sundowns have not exceeded their foreign quota

Sundowns have more than five foreign players on their books, but Thuswa explains that not all of them have been registered with the PSL


By Ernest Makhaya

Mamelodi Sundowns media officer Thulani Thuswa has told Goal that they have not exceeded their foreign quota for the season.

Sundowns have more than five foreign players in their camp, but Thuswa reveals that some of these players have not been registered while others have been registered as South Africans. 

“We have not exceeded the limit. There are certain foreign players who have not been registered yet. The likes of [Elias] Pelembe and [Kennedy] Mweene have been registered as South Africans. Onyango has joined Wits. So, we are okay,” Thuswa told Goal.

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With the Brazilians after the services of Khama Billiat and Makuka Mulenga, the Tshwane giants will have no choice but to release one of their foreign players to open up space in the squad, as Thuswa confirms.

“If we sign two more foreign players then we will have to release one foreign player. In this case if we sign Billiat and Mulenga then of course we will sacrifice one foreign player,” confirms Thuswa.

Thuswa also explained the delay in Khama Billiat and Makuka Mulenga deals. The two players haven’t put pen to paper with the Chloorkop-based side despite Sundowns agreeing terms with their respective clubs.

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“We have agreed terms with [Makuka] Mulenga’s team, but we have not agreed terms with the player himself. Hence the deal cannot go ahead if Mulenga cannot agree terms with us.”

“The same applies to [Khama] Billiat. Sundowns and Ajax have agreed, but Eleazar Rodgers hasn’t agreed terms with Ajax and so is Billiat with Sundowns, but we are hoping for a solution soon,” concluded Thuswa.

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