Mamelodi Sundowns plot move for former forward

Cassius Mailula celebrating his goal against Al Hilal in the CAFCL February 2023 Image via @CAFCLCC on X

Mamelodi Sundowns plot sensational return for former forward

Mamelodi Sundowns plot to bring back an old foe. While Spurs defender becomes hot property and SuperSport hardman gains European interest.

Mamelodi Sundowns plot move for former forward

Cassius Mailula celebrating his goal against Al Hilal in the CAFCL February 2023 Image via @CAFCLCC on X

Mamelodi Sundowns plot a swift move for one of their ex-strikers’, according iDiski Times. Sundowns are reportedly considering a stunning move to bring back Cassius Mailula for the 2024/25 season from FC Toronto. The 22-year-old forward joined the MLS club for €1.5 million after an impressive debut season with Sundowns. Where he scored 15 goals and provided four assists in 31 matches.

His transition to MLS hasn’t been smooth, managing only seven appearances. Where Mailula scored two goals and created one assist. Inside sources reveal that Sundowns are exploring the possibility of re-signing the South African international. Provided they can negotiate a feasible deal for his wages. 

Mailula’s potential return could bolster Sundowns’ attacking options significantly. His previous stint at the club demonstrated his ability to perform under pressure and deliver crucial goals. This move might also help Mailula regain his form and confidence. Which seems to have taken a hit during his time abroad due to lack of game time. Fans are eagerly watching to see if Sundowns can pull off this significant transfer coup. Which in turn can help him possibly get back into the Bafana Bafana team. 

Rushwin Dortley to stay in the DStv Premiership amid Spurs’ relegation?

Meanwhile, Cape Town Spurs defender Rushwin Dortley might remain in the DStv Premiership despite his team’s relegation. Because Stellenbosch FC are showing serious interest in his services. Dortley had previously attracted attention from Danish Superliga’s FC Nordsjaelland and Kaizer Chiefs before Spurs’ promotion last season. The club rejected these offers to strengthen their squad for the top flight.

Now, with relegation confirmed, Spurs may need to sell key players like Dortley. Spurs reportedly value him at R6 million, a fee which could help them manage their finances. Stellenbosch, bound for the CAF Confederation Cup, could be ready to make a move. So that Stellies can handle the hectic schedule in the new season.  

Dortley’s potential transfer to Stellenbosch would keep him in the top tier of South African football. Providing him with the platform to continue developing his skills and showcasing his talent. For Stellenbosch, securing Dortley’s services would be a strategic move to enhance their defensive lineup as they prepare for their CAF campaign. The transfer market dynamics for Dortley will be intriguing to follow as clubs weigh their options.

European clubs circle SuperSport United’s Ime Okon

In other transfer news, SuperSport United’s young defender Ime Okon is on the radar of European clubs ahead of the new season. After training stints with Marfa and FC Midtjylland in Portugal and Denmark respectively, both clubs are keen on the 20-year-old.

Okon’s performances have earned him a nomination for DStv Premiership Young Footballer of the Season. Alongside teammates Shandre Campbell and Orlando Pirates’ young gem Relebohile Mofokeng. Negotiations between SuperSport and the interested European teams are expected to progress in the coming weeks. As they aim to secure the Bafana Bafana hopeful’s transfer during the off-season window.

The potential transfer to Europe would be a significant milestone in Okon’s career. It would provide him with the opportunity to compete at a higher level and gain invaluable experience. For SuperSport United, this move could open up pathways for other young talents within the club. Showcasing their ability to develop players capable of attracting international interest.