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The 23-year-old Ntuli scored crucial goals for Golden Arrows in his first season in the PSL, and he could turn out for Sundowns next season. Goal confirms

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By Ernest Makhaya

Mamelodi Sundowns have opened a huge gap in the race to sign Golden Arrows striker Bonginkosi Ntuli, Goal understands.

A Sundowns official told Goal that the player has chosen the Brazilians over Orlando Pirates, who also tabled an offer to Abafana Bes'thende.

However, the two Gauteng teams are waiting for Arrows' owner Mato Madlala's final word as Ntuli is still contracted to the club beyond June this year.

"As Sundowns we are aware that Pirates also want the player," the Sundowns official told Goal. "But the player has chosen Sundowns. However, we are still waiting on Arrows club owner Mato Madlala for the deal to go through," added the Downs official.

Ntuli has been linked with a lucrative move to one of the big Gauteng teams since January, with the Buccaneers then strong candidates to win his signature.

Nonetheless, Sundowns showed up towards the end of last season, and they are now favourites to land the KwaZulu Natal-born star.

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