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Mamelodi Sundowns' mid-season report card: Assessing the Brazilians' new signings

12:13 AM MYT 05/12/2022
Marcelo Allende, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2022
The Brazilians’ transfer policy is arguably the best in the Premier Soccer League, helping them to maintain their grip on domestic football

Mamelodi Sundowns signed seven players for the 2022/23 season as they prepared to launch another bid for a record-extending sixth straight league title.

The quest to reclaim the Caf Champions League title has also been attributed to the big signings made by the Tshwane giants.

To show their seriousness, Masandawana went as far as South America, North Africa and East Africa to bring in new players.

They even convinced a player to return home from France and play Premier Soccer League football again.

Masandawana also invaded the local market, signing players from Cape Town City and Tshwane rivals SuperSport United.

GOAL takes a look at how the Brazilians’ new signings have fared so far this season.

  • Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Ronwen Williams - 7.5/10

    The Bafana Bafana captain arrived at Chloorkop to snatch away the number one jersey from Sundowns vice-captain Denis Onyango.

    He has featured in all 12 league games and three MTN8 matches while being rested for the Caf Champions League fixtures against La Passe.

    With competition among keepers stiff at Sundowns, Williams has done a commendable job, keeping nine clean sheets in 15 games across all competitions.

  • Marcelo Allende, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2022

    Marcello Allende - 7/10

    Masandawana went to Uruguay to sign the Chile international who immediately became a regular after arriving from Montevideo City Torque.

    Allende has managed to score three goals in 13 appearances across all competitions and has become one of the key players in the Sundowns midfield.

  • Abubeker Nasir Ahmed of Mamelodi Sundowns

    Abubeker Nasir - 8/10

    Nasir has featured in very few games but it is only fair to rate him following the immense contribution he made in the games he has played.

    Injury has limited the Ethiopian star to three league games in which he has scored two goals. He also has a goal in the only MTN8 match he appeared in.

  • Sipho Mbule, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Sipho Mbule - 6/10

    Mbule arrived at Chloorkop from SuperSport United and has not been a regular as per his billing prior to his signing.

    The 24-year-old has started just two of the seven league matches he has played and his only goal in Sundowns colours came in the Champions League.

  • Bongani Zungu, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2022

    Bongani Zungu - 5/10

    Zungu decided against staying in France and decided to rejoin Sundowns but he has not contributed much in the five games he has featured in across all competitions.

    So far, the old Zungu, who was a star for Sundowns in the past, has not been spotted.

  • Abdelmounaim Boutouil, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2022

    Abdelmounaim Boutouil - No rating

    Not much has been seen of the Moroccan who only has 24 minutes of game time from one Champions League match.

  • Terrence Mashego, Bafana Bafana, October 2021

    Terrence Mashego - No rating

    Mashego has played only 15 minutes from his debut against AmaZulu before injury struck.