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Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker feels SuperSport United's Jeremy Brockie would fit in at Chloorkop

Posted: 17 August 2017 Time: 08:02

Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Kenny Niemach has urged the club not to give up in their pursuit to sign SuperSport United forward Jeremy Brockie because he would fit perfectly in Pitso Mosimane’s team.

Sundowns have had an offer for Brockie rejected by SuperSport, but Mosimane has vowed to fight to the very end of the transfer window this month to secure the services of one of the league’s most prolific strikers.

"He's an accomplished finisher, you can see he's well-schooled. He makes the right decisions and his movement is cutting edge in the area. He will certainly be a good acquisition for Sundowns going forward," he tells KickOff.com.

Many critics have questioned whether Brockie will fit in with the likes of Percy Tau, but Niemach approved the possible partnership between the two.

"Tau's style could work well for him [Brockie] because there would be different ways [for Sundowns] to attack other teams. Brockie could obviously link with the midfield because he likes it there and is comfortable on his feet. Whereas Percy Tau looks to run into spaces and get behind defenders.

"It will be nice to have that variation. It will certainly work for Sundowns."

Niemach also mentions the gap left by Keagan Dolly, who left for french side Montpellier earlier this year, but thinks new signing George Lebese could restore balance to the team.

"Because they lost a dominant presence in midfield [Dolly], they've brought in Lebese to try and restore that balance. If the balance is right, I see them being very successful in the final third," he explains.

A big question remains; Can Brockie help Sundowns? Niemach feels that a high scoring player could do well in a high scoring team.

"Absolutely, I think he will [help Sundowns]. I haven't really seen a striker with that finishing prowess in a while. He's had a great strike rate, probably scoring two out of every three chances. I have not seen him miss much. 

"And this is a side that can score goals. This is how Sundowns traditionally play their football."

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Article by: Thaaqib ‘Benni’ Daniels

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