Alje Schut extends Mamelodi Sundowns stay, but wary of Nomvethe & Chabangu

Schut joined the Brazilians at the beginning of last season, and he was earlier this season appointed the club’s captain by coach Pitso Mosimane

Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that defender and captain Alje Schut will remain at the club at least until the end of June 2015.

Schut’s contract was due to expire next June, but the log leaders have moved swiftly to renew his contract for a further one year, and the Dutch-born defender expressed his delight.

“Renewing my contract is a very good feeling for me, because Mamelodi Sundowns has become like home for me. I also love South Africa as a country including the football in the PSL,” Schut told the Sundowns website.

The 32-year-old Schut also revealed that the entire Sundowns team is geared up for their league game against Moroka Swallows, and he believes that history will count for nothing on Sunday afternoon.

“We go into the match against Swallows with a renewed mindset, knowing that records mean nothing. A good example is the fact that we had been struggling to beat Bloemfontein Celtic, but we have now beaten them twice already this season in the cup and league,” revealed Schut.

Schut added that his teammates will have to silence Siyabonga Nomvethe and Lerato Chabangu if they are to beat Zeca Marques’ charges.

“Swallows are very dangerous on a counter attack and have the right players for that style of play. Nomvethe is in my view one the best strikers in PSL, even at his age. If we are to win that match we have to restrict his and Lerato’s (Chabangu) movement on the day,” added Schut.

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