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Mamelodi Sundowns announce the signing of Venezuelan forward Jose Ali Meza

19:32 EAT 27/06/2018
Pitso Mosimane, Mamelodi Sundowns
The 2016 African champions have snapped up another South American player as they prepare for the new campaign

Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed the signing of Jose Ali Meza.

The Venezuelan forward, who is a well-travelled player, has been on the books of Bolivian football side Club Deportivo Oriente Petrolero. 

Meza has netted eight goals in 12 matches for Petrolero in the current 2018 Bolivian Primera División season.

The former Deportivo Táchira attacker is the third player to join Sundowns following the arrivals of Guinea-Bissau international Toni Silva and South African central midfielder Andile Jali at the Chloorkop side ahead of the new 2018/19 season. 

He has joined Urguruayan attacker Gaston Sirino, who has played in Bolivia, at Sundowns.

The Tshwane giants signed the diminutive attacker from Bolivian outfit Club Bolivar midway through the recent campaign.

Meza will be hoping to emulate Sirino, who hit the ground running at the Brazilians as he helped the club clinch their eighth PSL title - making nine league appearances.

This is not the first time that Meza has joined a club outside the South American continent having secured a move to Portuguese side Feirense in 2015.

However, the 27-year-old returned home after making 14 appearances in the Segunda Liga - without finding the back of the net for Feirense.

Sundowns will have to release two of their foreigners following the arrival of Meza and Silva at the Gauteng giants.

Sirino, Ghanaian goalkeeper Razak Brimah, Ivorian defender Bangaly Soumahoro, Brazilian centre-back Ricardo Nascimento and New Zealand marksman Jeremy Brockie are currently registered with the PSL as foreigners by Sundowns.

The Brazilians made the announcement on their official Twitter page: