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Mduduzi Shabalala is one of the finest prospects to come out of Naturena in some time. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter.

Sundowns shopping list contains THREE Kaizer Chiefs players

Mamelodi Sundowns will look to channel their inner Grinch this Christmas by swooping for a trio of Kaizer Chiefs stars.

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Mduduzi Shabalala is one of the finest prospects to come out of Naturena in some time. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter.

South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns aren’t content with dominating the league, they want to weaken rivals like Kaizer Chiefs too.

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We all know by now that Njabulo Blom is in-demand, both locally and perhaps even in a few of Europe’s minor leagues, but he’s not the only one.

Sundowns shopping list headed by Kaizer Chiefs stars

Njabulo Blom

Amakhosi would probably prefer to sell Blom to a richer European club, if they have to sell at all, but Sundowns won’t go away. They’re circling like vultures while the 22-year-old stalls on a new deal. Watch this space in January, because the Brazilians want Blom badly.

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Njabulo Blom is a superb holding midfielder and still only 22. Image: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Mduduzi Shabalala

This would be an audacious swoop, and it’s not beyond the realms of possibility. Mdu Shabalala, one of the brightest teenage prospects in South Africa, signed a new deal with Amakhosi in June. That shouldn’t deter Sundowns though. They have deep pockets. Nothing quite like pinching a top youth prospect to annoy your rivals.

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Reeve Frosler

Frosler’s age profile fits the bill for Rhulani and Sundowns. He’s been rotating with Dillan Solomons this season, and perhaps the prospect of better cash and a new challenge might be tempting for the 24-year-old.

Rhulani wants a few Kaizer Chiefs players
Rhulani Mokwena, the master tactician. Image: Samuel Shivambu / BackpagePix.

As things stand, current first-choice right back Thapelo Morena is a top player, but he’s 29 and the Brazilians will be keen to bolster that position with a younger option. Frosler has also tasted DStv Premiership success before, with Bidvest Wits in 2017, and that will obviously be appealing to Rhulani too.

Who are Sundowns going to splash their considerable cash on this January?

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