UJ star Thulani Zandamela trains with the Mamelodi Sundowns first team. Image: @Lorenze_KO / Twitter.

Mamelodi Sundowns: New face spotted at training

Ever the aggressive talent hunters, DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns could be signing a Varsity Football star soon.


UJ star Thulani Zandamela trains with the Mamelodi Sundowns first team. Image: @Lorenze_KO / Twitter.

Imagine going from Varsity Football to Mamelodi Sundowns. Thulani Zandamela is on the brink of fulfilling this massive dream.

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Ahead of this weekend’s inaugural Carling Black Label Cup, PSL champions Sundowns were seen training with the University of Johannesburg’s Thulani Zandamela.

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The moment was captured by iDiskiTimes’ leading reporter Lorenz Kohler at Chloorkop.

“Varsity Football star for UJ Thulani Zandamela with Sundowns,” Kohler reported on Twitter.

A voice is head yelling at Zandamela saying “Heh ‘Gazza’… bajabulile eZone 10 [Meadowlands] ula [Zone 10 is proud of you].”

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Thulani Zandamela of Sundowns challenged by Mpumelelo Ndaba of Orlando Pirates during the DStv Diski Challenge 2021/22 match between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on the 16 April 2022 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix.

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Having scored five goals to help UJ to a second straight Varsity league title, the 20-year-old attacking midfielder first played for Sundowns’ ABC Motsepe League side before this new invite to the senior team.

The Meowdowlands-born star, who is a Tourism Management and Development student at UJ, has also played for Sundowns’ DStv Diski Challenge side.

Will he get a debut run in the Carling Black Label Cup this weekend? It certainly looks likely.

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