Ramahlwe Mphahlele says he's not the one 'signing' Sundowns players for Kaizer Chiefs

Ramahlwe Mphahlele & Ricardo Nascimento
The 28-year-old defender doesn't see anything wrong with players moving from Sundowns to Chiefs and vice-versa, saying it's good for football

Kaizer Chiefs full-back Ramahlwe Mphahlele has dismissed claims that he influences his former teammates at Mamelodi Sundowns to go to Naturena. 

Since Rama's move to Amakhosi in July 2016, high-profile players such as Leonardo Castro and Khama Billiat have reunited with him at the Soweto giants. 

Mzikayise Mashaba also looks set to join the Glamour Boys, who confirmed his presence at Naturena as they continue to assess him before making a decision. 

However, Mphahlele said his hands are clean, adding that he hasn't fetched anyone since his departure from Chloorkop. 

"By the way, Sundowns fans think that I’m the one who is fetching them [Sundowns players] from Chloorkop,” Mphahlele told reporters.

"Guys, it is not me... like it is football. Players move when they feel they want to move and it is good for football you know," he said. 

"They have had players from Kaizer Chiefs, and Kaizer Chiefs have had players from Sundowns,” added Mphahlele. 

Speaking about Billiat's arrival, Mphahlele urged the club supporters not to put too much pressure on the Zimbabwean forward, saying he won't perform miracles on his own despite being the good player that he is.  

He admitted that he was happy to have Billiat in the team, and he's hoping that the 28-year-old will help Chiefs achieved their goals this season.  

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"I'm happy to have Khama; a very good player, and I just hope he comes in and helps us. To our fans, we mustn't put too much pressure on him to say, 'we have Khama now and everything is going to be okay', no, we need to work together as a team to win," 

"Any coach and any team would like to have Khama. We are very happy to have Khama," said Mphahlele. 

Chiefs take on the Brazilians this weekend, and the three players - Mphahlele, Billiat and Castro - will be expected to shine against their former employers as they look to end their three-year trophy drought.