Sundowns in the dark with Mushekwi's future

The Brazilians will definitely lose Mushekwi for free if they fail to sell him during the January transfer window, as it's unclear whether he still wants to return to the club
By Ernest Makhaya

Mamelodi Sundowns media officer Thulani Thuswa has told Goal that the club is still in the dark about Nyasha Mushekwi's future.

Mushekwi is currently on a season-long loan at Belgian side KV Oostende, and his contract with Sundowns comes to an end next June.

"As Mamelodi Sundowns, we are not sure whether the player will still want to play for us or not," Thuswa told Goal. "But he's still our player because his contract expires next year June. It will be up to him to decide if he still wants to play for Sundowns after his loan spell in Belgium," he said.

The 26-year-old Mushekwi will be eligible to sign a pre-contract with a team of his choice when the January window opens should Sundowns fail to sell him now or convince him to stay.

The Zimbabwean-born forward, who scored 14 goals in his first season with Sundowns, was on the wanted list of Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows prior to his move to Belgium.

Mushekwi has scored only two goals in the 15 games that he played for Oostende this term, and the Belgian outfit hasn't confirmed whether they will offer the player a permanent contract or not.

As things stand, the former CAPS United hitman will be a free agent next June, and although he could join one of the European leagues next season, a move back to the PSL is also an option.