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South African Midfielder Reveals Why He Left Sweden to Join Mamelodi Sundowns

Tashreeq Matthews left his European stint with Swedish club IK Sirius to join South African powerhouse Mamelodi Sundowns.

The 23-year-old midfielder, who enjoyed a successful season in the Swedish Allsvenskan, opted to return to his roots, shedding light on his decision.

Hailing from Hanover Park, the same Cape Town neighbourhood as legendary, Matthews admired Sundowns’ facilities and ambitions.

Highlighting theBrazilians’ playing style, Matthews expressed his eagerness to contribute to the team’s objectives for the season.

He revealed discussions with coach Rulani Mokwena, stressing their shared vision for success on the field.

Joining Matthews in the new signings category is Thembinkosi Lorch, who made the unexpected move from Orlando Pirates. Lorch, acknowledging his growth at theSea Robbers, shared sentiments with fans, teammates, and management about his transition to Sundowns.

𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐓𝐨 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 👆

Tashreeq Matthews has touched down! Let’s give him a warm welcome Masandawana! 🙌⬇️#Sundowns #WelcomeMatthews pic.twitter.com/ezaUWt85EA

— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) January 28, 2024

In other transfer news, Kaizer Chiefs are eyeing Sundowns’ senior coach, Manqoba Mngqithi, whose contract ends this season. Both Chiefs and AmaZulu are in contention for Mngqithi’s signature, as he becomes a free agent post-season.

This development coincides with Mngqithi’s contract expiry, with Chiefs expected to appoint a long-term coach. The coach has reportedly indicated a preference for, making it clear that he is not open to joining the Soweto giants at the end of the season.

Cavin Johnson will continue as interim coach until the season concludes, with the club previously considering Mngqithi during last season’s coaching selection process.

Sports Brief reported when formerand Kaizer Chiefs midfielderplayers in boosting the national team’s performance at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations 2023.

Letsholonyane recently stepped down as DDC coach at.

Having earned 54 caps himself for Bafana, he stressed the positive impact as they eliminated Africa’s top-ranked team, Morocco.