Mamelodi Sundowns added Argentine fire-power to their attack to complement an already strong South American influence in the club. Emiliano Tade joins an attack that boasts Uruguayan playmaker Gaston Sirino and Jose Ali Meza of Venezuela while Brazilian Ricardo Nascimento is part of the club’s defence.
Tade signed a four and a half years contract from AmaZulu. The club is pushing paperwork to ensure that Tade is also registered in the CAF Champions League. Tade is a well-travelled forward who is playing in his third continent. He played in his native South America before going to Oceania where he regularly hit the back of the net in New Zealand. Tade is not the only big business Sundowns did in the January transfer window.
The Brazilians extended Anthony Laffor’s contract for a further two years. The Liberian is an integral figure at Sundowns. He led the 3-0 demolition of Zamalek in the first leg of the 2016 CAF Champions League Sundowns won to be African champions for the first time.
Bonginkosi Ntuli joined AmaZulu on a permanent basis. The burly forward had been loaned by Sundowns to Usuthu.
George Lebese was loaned to SuperSport United until the end of the season.