Sundowns Onyango

Mamelodi Sundowns star Brian Onyango celebrates a goal with Marcelo Allende. Image: @LungstarSibiya / X

African star leaving Sundowns with 6 gold medals

Mamelodi Sundowns will be announcing a couple of goodbyes before next season. Brian Onyango will be on the list.

Sundowns Onyango

Mamelodi Sundowns star Brian Onyango celebrates a goal with Marcelo Allende. Image: @LungstarSibiya / X

Mamelodi Sundowns, like all teams around the world, have to create space for new players ahead of the upcoming season. Brian Onyango is said to be on his way out of Kabo Yellow.

MAMELODI SUNDOWNS TO ANNOUNCE BRIAN ONYANGO EXIT

Onyango, 29, joined the DStv Premiership champions as a free agent in October 2020. With six championships but only nine appearances this season, the Kenyan is said to be leaving Sundowns when his contract expires at the end of the month.

“SABC Sport can confirm that defender Brian Onyango will be leaving Mamelodi Sundowns when his contract runs out on 30 June,” SABC Sport reported.

“The public broadcaster understands that with the player’s initial deal coming to an end a decision was taken not to extend his stay further – but the centre back will look back at his spell with The Brazilians as a hugely successful one,” the report added.

TROPHIES WON:

  • DStv Premiership X3
  • MTN8 Cup
  • Nedbank Cup
  • African Football League.

MOSA LEBUSA TO SIGN NEW DEAL WITH MAMELODI SUNDOWNS?

Meanwhile, Mosa Lebusa is set to sign a new deal with Kabo Yellow.

The Welkom-born star made his name at Ajax Cape Town (now known as Cape Town Spurs) – before make his big move to Sundowns in August 2018. Following five DStv Premiership titles and 167 games, Lebusa is set to extend his expiring deal.

According to this new report, coach Rulani Mokwena is keen to retain Lebusa’s experience.

“Sundowns are in talks with his management team to tie him down to two more years because he is a valued member of the team,” a source told the Citizen.

“Coach Rulani values his experience at the back and he has also backed him to get two more years at the club after doing well last season despite struggling with injuries,” the source added on the Sundowns star.

JODY FEBRUARY DEAL

In related news, Jody February has finally secured his future at Mamelodi Sundowns. Is he the next Ronwen Williams? Certainly.

Feburary joined Kabo Yellow from Cape Town Spurs (formerly called Ajax Cape Town), five years ago. The towering goalkeeper spent loan spells at Cape Umoya, Moroka Swallows and AmaZulu. The 28-year-old from Strandfontein, Cape Town, finally made his debut for Sundowns against Swallows in April. With his deal ending on 30 June, the club has confirmed a new deal.

“Mamelodi Sundowns have exercised their one-year option to keep goalkeeper Jody February on their books,” SABC Sport reported.

BRYCE MOON TO BUY MARITZBURG UNITED?

Remember Bryce Moon at places like Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana? Reports say he is keen to buy his former club Maritzburg United.

Motsepe Foundation Championship (MFC) side Maritzburg United narrowly missed out on qualifying for the PSL/MFC Promotional-Relegation Play-Offs. According to new reports, former Sundowns defender Bryce Moon wants to buy the club.

“I have big plans for Maritzburg United if I do take over. I wanna be the David Beckham of South Africa if I’m given a chance,” Moon as quoted by FARPost.

“We are back in those discussions now with Maritzburg United, and we will see what happens in the next two weeks. I want to own that team myself,” the former Sundowns star concluded.