But when did he leave? Mokwena makes a surprise Nasir announcement 

Premier Soccer League champions Mamelodi Sundowns are done with Ethiopia international Abubeker Nasir, according to coach Rhulani Mokwena.

The 24-year-old was signed by Masandawana from Ethiopia Bunna at the beginning of the 2022/23 season after a starring role for the Eastern African country's top-flight football.

Nasir had a good start in the Premier Soccer League, but injuries limited him to just 18 appearances across all competitions, scoring four goals in the process in the two years he has been with the Brazilians.

Nothing much has been said about the talented attacker player in the last couple of months until the recent update by coach Rhulani Mokwena.

Mokwena makes a surprising Nasir revelation

The 37-year-old Mokwena now says the Walya Antelope is no longer part of his plans ahead of the forthcoming season.

“He is not a Sundowns player, so I don’t want to talk about Abubeker Nassir because he’s not a Sundowns player,” the vocal coach opened up to Power FM.

“He’s not registered as a Sundowns player. So I don’t talk about those who are not Sundowns players.”

The Nasir revelation comes a couple of days after midfielder Bongani Zungu announced he will not be part of the PSL giants after his contract expires on June 31.

Brian Onyango, Mamelodi Sundowns

Reports indicate Kenya's international defender Brian Mandela Onyango is also among the players who will be released owing to his fitness issues.

Onyango made a total of nine appearances in the 2023/24 season, with just three in the Premier Soccer League. During his four-year stay with Masandawana, the 30-year-old played 61 matches across all competitions.

Mokwena is expected to make several signings in the next transfer window in preparation for the busy season where his team will play seven different competitions domestically and abroad.

The Brazilians ended their football calendar with two trophies; they successfully defended their Premier Soccer League crown for the seventh consecutive time. They also won the African Football League which was making its debut in the continent.

But when did he leave? Mokwena makes a surprise Nasir announcement 
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