Sundowns keen to keep Chippa United targets
Posted: 2 July 2014 Time: 12:50
Mamelodi Sundowns are looking to hang onto the trio of youngsters who are wanted by Chippa United on a permanent deal.
Doctor Mampuru, Siyabulela Shai and Walter Maponyane were all on loan with the Chilli Boys last season and the club is looking to keep then on a permanent deal.
Currently talks are still ongoing. Mampuru is likely to go on a permanent deal as his contract with Sundowns has expired but the Brazilians have a one-year option on his contract.
However, Sundowns communications co-ordinator Thulani Thuswa says the Chloorkop-based side won't just let go of the players on permanent deals. Both Mampuru and Shai are under the age of 23, while Maponyane is 26.
Sundowns management feels that the boys are still too young for them to be let go to another team on a permanent deal.
“The players they had last season are young players like Shai and we won't just give them away. Maybe we are going to loan them but not give them away,” he says.
Sundowns are currently camping in Polokwane for the week. Once the team returns from Polokwane it is expected that all contract talks and who will be going on loan will be decided.