Razak angling for Downs exit
Posted: 29 August 2017 Time: 08:00
KickOff.com has been informed that Fiston Abdul Razak is pushing for a move out of Mamelodi Sundowns as it has become clear that he will not be registered this season.
Razak remains on the books of Sundowns following the club’s decision to activate the first of three one-year options on his contract, but will not be able to play for the club this term due to foreign quota issues.
Sundowns have so far registered new Ghana goalkeeper Brimah Razak, Fares Hachi (Algeria) and the Ivorian pair of Bangaly Soumahoro and Yannick Zakri.
The fifth and last spot has been left open as the club is chasing New Zealand forward Jeremy Brockie, while there is also the option of Colombian forward Leonardo Castro.
Brazilian defender Ricardo Nascimento has a long-term injury and will not be registered, while Cuthbert Malajila and Mogakolodi Ngele have both applied for permanent residence permits.
“Razak is training with the club but has been left in a situation of wondering about why the club exercised the option on his contract when it was clear that they didn’t have plans to use him in the first team this season," said a source.
"He is training in the gym and with the MDC team for now but wants a move out before the window closes on Thursday. He is actually keen on a permanent transfer to avoid the situation of having to come back yet again if he goes on loan. His agent is working on that matter."
The 25-year-old has already twice been on loan to Bloemfontein Celtic in the last 18 months.