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Sundowns show Katongo the door

Posted: 6 August 2010 Time: 10:32 can confirm that Felix Katongo has been released by Mamelodi Sundowns after only a season at the club.

The Zambian international started only two matches in the League and came off the bench seven times.

Subsequently, Katongo, the younger brother of former Jomo Cosmos striker Christopher, has been deemed surplus to requirements by the Tshwane club. However, he didn’t have to wait long to find a new club.

The 26-year-old has moved to Libya, where he has penned a two-year deal with Al Ittihad. News from his native country claims the deal is worth a staggering US$500,000 (R3 600 000) over the course of the two years. Al Ittihad is the Libyan club that became the first club from that country to qualify for the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League in 2007.

Katongo had been in Libya for two weeks before signing the deal. "I signed the contract on Sunday and I can officially confirm that I have joined Al Itihad," he tells

"It is a good move and I love it. I want to work hard so that I can fit in their League. The kind of football played here (Libya) is different and more competitive, so I will try to work hard to adapt to their style of play," he said.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:55 am
I hope these guys can off load more....Thuso pha shuld be realesed for free...
TTM can you please to organise a page of summary for all those let go and joined club and fee if known please my man, and futhermore find out for us if there will be any awards given to players by Sundowns from last season...I never heared a thing about them and it is a joke!!!
posted: 10:56 am
Who said Sundowns does not want to release players, just count how many the club has released resntly and if you want some just go to Chloorkop will give you one, the likes of Spencer and Marlin are still there.
posted: 10:59 am
It's their culture. buying useless expensive players and release the for free.
After that the so Business men like KING will
come and defend that stupid
Management from TEMBISA.
KING are you the spokes person for SUNKUKU supporters?
because everytime you comment
nothing but
KAK about KC.
I'm expecting you to come and
vomit that KAK of yours KING.
Champ Thivhu
posted: 11:01 am
Sunclowns by the name....because he was a brother to Chris, they thought he will be like hime...fruitless expenditure!

I am Khosi 4 ever!
posted: 11:15 am
Am not a Sundowns supporter but I never understood why this guy was signed in the first place. Or was it a mis-identification? They thought he was his brother Chris? Anyway, he wanted to leave long time ago. Their management should stop this tendency of signing the players they don't need.
posted: 11:16 am
All psl 3,6 mill free, take that amount then devide it by the amount that matatzela is worth...see that Katongo is 2,4 times better that your idiot....go on mxt and discuss your family problem with your twin..all psl trompies 2...."disfunctional family"
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 11:21 am
Oh no! What did they sign this guy in the first place?

Is it a case of buying players as if they buying kota ya archar le mangola every morning?

posted: 11:44 am
Atleast this time we're not signing new players!!!!!
posted: 11:48 am
Stonza:2010-08-06 11:16
How much did SUNKOP spend on this
How much is SUNKOP going to sell KANYESA?
How on Earth can you pay
R10m for Khanyesa?
Some people can take their
stupidity to the
next level.
posted: 11:48 am
R3.6 million as compared R1.5 million that they wanted to pay for Shabba, heheheheheehh, Ch!mps must let that guy go...!!!
posted: 11:51 am
All psl trophies : 2010-08-06 11:48

The chief clown with a vulgarish tongue has spoken, you stand side by side with Tivani on intelect you Ch!mp clown!!!!!!!
posted: 11:59 am
Ja I guess the president came into his senses.No more unnecesary signings,we are offloading players who are surplus to requirements.And above all this we dont need interference with the coach.I hope Trott & Tedd must revist their job descriptions...that is advisor to the office of the president(Trott) & technical advisor(youth development)(Tedd).

posted: 12:03 pm
Where is Mabhuti Khanyasa?

If you don't have a development structure or
your seeking an
attention from ANC
leaders will end up paying R10m for cows
like Khanyesa.
What is his current price tag.
R250 000? hahahahaha
posted: 12:13 pm
Was he sold for 3,6 million or that is the amount he will get over two years while at the club? TT, could you please clarify this?
posted: 12:14 pm
Wonder:2010-08-06 11:51

You are the only Sunkop fan that I respect therefore I won't
insult people like you.
There might be something disturbing your mind
that's why you I don't mind
what you have posted here.
Hope you will recover and think straight
as usual.
posted: 12:18 pm
Wonder:2010-08-06 11:44

Don't compare TIVANI with please man.
this is an insult.
If you want me to loose
the respect I have to you
keep on doing that.
you won't know what hit you.
please don't compare
that donki with me.
This is an insult
posted: 12:30 pm
finally management does sumthg senseable this player was never gud enuf to b at downs management is starting to see the light al that is left is to show trott and co the door.sundowns has sum of the best players followed by pirates and supersport the only thg lacking at downs is management that has been our down fall no pun intended.our president is beeing mislead my the wrng ppl the clubs failure to achieve anythg is heartbreaking.if pirates fans cn support thr team 4 team 4 eight or ten year without any major trophy downs fans can put up and shut up and support the team through thik and is the limit.
posted: 12:52 pm
Stonza: 2010-08-06 10:55
We have it already my man, but no fees, because the clubs guard that. U can check it on this link U can check whichever club you want to check boet. It is very easy and yeah the first page are the latest moves.
posted: 12:53 pm
good luck
posted: 12:59 pm
TTM - could you please clarify this Kantong's deal (amount)? Was he bought from Sundowns for 3,6m or is that the amount he will earn over two years?
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