MALAJILA CONTROLS DESTINY
10 January 2017
A STRONG performance by Cuthbert Malajila at the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon could convince Mamelodi Sundowns to bring him back from a Bidvest Wits loan.
The situation will be made more critical if the Brazilians lose Keagan Dolly, Khama Billiat and other attacking players during this transfer window.
Although the African club champions have not said anything concerning Malajila, indications are they will have to look for reinforcements or call back some of their players who are on loan elsewhere this transfer window.
Yesterday the club’s boss Patrice Motsepe indicated at a press briefing that they will let Keagan Dolly go if clubs chasing him can meet the buy-out clause.
“Mamelodi Sundowns have explained that they would not hesitate to release Keagan Dolly if his buyout clause is met,” said Motsepe. His sentiments were posted on the club’s twitter.
“But also to develop quality players at our academy and continue bringing the best South African, African and South American players to the club.”
Khama is another player who has also been linked with a move elsewhere with indications that some of the clubs chasing the player have been unable to meet Sundowns demands.
The Warriors star, voted the second Best African Player (Based in Africa) at the Glo-Africa Awards, has been Sundowns talisman.
The Sundowns star and Malajila are both representing the Warriors at the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon.
Malajila’s handler Gibson Mahachi has in the past indicated that a decision to take back the striker will depend on what Sundowns want.
The player himself recently told H-Metro that he is happy with his spell at Wits where he has already won silverware.
If a decision to cut short Malajila’s stay at Wits is taken, it may mean the Warriors striker will return from AFCON heading to his parent club.
Malajila and his Warriors teammates are set to take on Cameroon tonight in their last international friendly before they connect to Franceville in Gabon for their group matches.
The Warriors first game will be against the Desert Foxes of Algeria on January 15 at Stade de Franceville.
Senegal will be next on January 19 at the same stadium before a showdown with Tunisia on January 23 at Stade de l’Amitié.