last month Mamelodi Sundowns promulgated Marcelo Allende as one of their latest signings and their fourth of the last transfer window, and immediately included him on the bench against Stellenbosch FC.
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Ahead of the new season, Sundowns have filled their squad with some carefully thought-out recruits, with the arrivals warmly welcomed by the Brazilians Abubeker Nasirwhich has already had an immediate impact.
It was also confirmed earlier this year that the Moroccan defender Abdelmunaim Butuy would join Masandawana.
Both Butuya and Allende’s arrivals were initially hampered by visa and work permit issues, but Sundowns have made every effort to register both players.
Butui has signed a three-year deal and it is hoped that Peter Shalulile (Namibia) will be granted permanent residency in the near future. This would allow Butua to be registered as one of the five foreign players, along with Gaston Sirino (Uruguay), Nasir, Allende and Erwin Saavedra (Bolivia).
In accordance with KickOff.comthis situation is likely to materialize successfully before the window closes on September 22, and “Butui could be available as soon as the next game.”
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With a two-week break in the Fifa calendar coming up soon, it is hoped that Butui will be available for the MTN8 semi-final against Pirates on October 1 if all goes according to plan.
Sundowns’ previous signing to be officially unveiled was Bongani Zungu who marks his return to Hlarkop after leaving the club in 2016 to play internationally.
Meanwhile, with Sundowns having to carefully balance their books in terms of helping out the ‘foreign players’ of the five reported signings, Slovak forward Pavol Sofranka was recently released by the club.
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