OFFICIAL: Mamelodi Sundowns sign 3rd youngest-ever player to make PSL debut

In a bid to bolster their squad for a demanding season, Mamelodi Sundowns have secured the signing of a record-breaker – the youngest player ever to debut in the PSL.

The Tshwane giants face a demanding season with seven competitions on the horizon, necessitating reinforcements for their already star-studded squad.

Sundowns' recent departures of Gaston Sirino, Bongani Zungu, Brian Onyango, and Thabiso Kutumela further highlight the need for replacements.

The Brazilians have made their first move of the transfer window, securing South African winger Kobamelo Kodisang on a long-term contract from the Portuguese club Moreirense.

The 24-year-old penned a five-year deal with the DStv Premiership champions that will keep him at the club until June 2029.

At just 15 years and 363 days old, Kodisang etched his name in history as the PSL's third-youngest debutant, achieved during his time with Platinum Stars. Mkhanyiseli Siwahla holds the top spot, followed by Steve Lekolea.

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“Mamelodi Sundowns have acquired the services of 24-year-old winger Kobamelo Kodisang, the South African will be joining the Brazilians on a five-year contract,” the club’s statement stated.

“Kobamelo will be joining the Brazilians from Moreirense who play in the Primeira Liga in Portugal.

“Here is what Kobamelo had to say about joining the Brazilians “Mamelodi Sundowns is a great team, ambitious, and always aiming for the top.”

Kodisang leaves the Primeira Liga outfit after amassing 68 appearances, scoring 14 goals and registering eight assists.

He has been on the books of Moreirense since 2023 when he joined from Braga. Before then he had a loan spell with them while contracted to Braga.

He has also played for Platinum Stars, Bidvest Wits and Sanjoanense before he joined the above-mentioned clubs. 

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Meanwhile, Bafana Ba Stye have also been linked with Stellenbosch FC midfielder Jayden Adams. The club is said to have enquired about the player at Stellies, however, it remains to be seen whether the transfer will take place.

Masandawana are also said to be sniffing around Stephane Aziz Ki of Young Africans with Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates also interested.

Moreover, Sundowns have been on the heels of AmaZulu FC winger Tshepang Moremi who’s also on the wishlist of the Buccaneers.

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