Carelse: Mahlambi is a top signing

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Mahlambi, signed from Egyptian giants Al Ahly, has been a target for Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane for a few seasons now and the former Bafana Bafana mentor finally got his man before the close of the transfer window.

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The ex-Bidvest Wits attacker made an immediate impact on debut, scoring in a 3-3 draw against AmaZulu at King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday.

Not only is Mahlambi determined to rediscover his best form, he would also love to return to the Bafana Bafana squad.

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“That’s a boy who comes from the same development that I came from, the School of Excellence. I think he’s a top player, he’s probably our best young South African player at the moment,” Carelse says.

“Him going to Al Ahly was a sign that he is a quality player. If a team like Al Ahly wants you to come play for them, that tells you a lot about him as a player. Also being in youth international structures has helped, because he has been into Africa playing against the top players.”

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He adds: “So he is a top, top signing for Sundowns and I think he is going to do very well for the club.”

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