Mamelodi Sundowns closing in on Bafana Bafana winger from Portuguese club

The former Bidvest Wits attacker could be playing in the PSL again next season

Mamelodi Sundowns are closing in on the signing of Bafana Bafana winger Kobamelo Kodisang from Portuguese club Moreirense.

According to SABC, the Brazilians have started formal talks with Moreirense over the deal which they hope to complete in time for the player to join them for their pre-season tour of Austria.

Kodisang last played in South Africa in 2019 with Bidvest Wits before moving to Portugal to sign for Braga after a one-year loan at Sanjoanense.

Now, Sundowns are keen to lure him back home following the departures of Gaston Sirino and Junior Mendieta which have left a void in attack.

Kodisang managed one goal and three assists last season

The 24-year-old managed 31 league appearances with Moreirense last season when he scored one goal and provided three assists but Sundowns hope he can add more than that to their attack in 2024-25.

It is not the first time Kodisang has been linked with a return to South Africa. He was a Kaizer Chiefs target in 2023 but Amakhosi bulked away from the huge asking price from his then parent club Braga.

Sundowns have no such problems though given their huge outlay on players over the years which gives their fans hope that they will pull through the Kodisang transfer.

Mamelodi Sundowns are yet to make any new signing

The PSL champions are yet to make a signing since the departures of Sirino, who was released, alongside Bongani Zungu, Brian Onyango and Thabiso Kutumela while Mendieta joined Greek Super League side FC Volos.

Sundowns parted ways with coach Rhulani Mokwena last wee following a falling out with Sporting Director Flemming Berg and have reappointed Steve Komphela as first team coach to work alongside Manqoba Mngqithi and the rest of the technical team.

Masandawana will be in pre-season in Europe this month and have so far confirmed a match with Saudi giants Al-Hilal on July 26. 

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Joel Oliver

Joel Oliver is a seasoned multimedia sports journalist with a rich background in covering diverse football stories and events in South Africa and beyond.

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