Mamelodi Sundowns exercise one-year extension option on Matthew Pattison contract

The hard-working midfielder has been a key element of The Brazilians team, and is pleased to be staying on in Tshwane for another year
Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Matthew Pattison will stay at Chloorkop for another year before taking a decision about his future.

Sundowns have exercised their year-long option on his contract. The 26-year-old's initial contract with club expired on June 30, 2011.

“I’m happy with the decision taken by the club because I want to stay with the club – but we will see what happens in the next 12 months when my contract finishes,” he said, according to

Pattison is one of the few Sundowns players who have been getting a regular place in the team regardless who is coaching.

In his first season, the former Norwhich City player played 32 matches under Hristo Stoitchkov, and last season he played 29 matches under Antonio Lopez Habas and Ian Gorowa.

Now, with Dutchman Johan Neeskens, in charge, Pattison hopes to continue with his form. “Neeskens is a good coach; I like his philosophy of encouraging the team to keep ball possession.

"I want to win titles with this team and hopefully that will happen this season.”

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