Sundowns name new sporting director

Premiership

Reigning DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns have named Flemming Berg as the club's new sporting director in a statement of intent to further the club's development structures.

"Flemming joins the club after holding the position of Head of Elite Football Development at the Danish Football Association for the past seven years," a club statement said.

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"His tenure saw numerous talented Danish players emerge across the best European leagues, and he was part of the group that saw Denmark move from 46th in the FIFA Rankings in 2016 to 9th in 2021.

"Other notable milestones in the Sporting Director's career include the seven years that he spent at Chelsea Football Club as an international scout, gaining him invaluable scouting experience in Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. He has also held the position of Chief Scout for Chelsea in Portugal."

Club chairman Tlhopie Motsepe said Flemming will oversee the overall development of the football club including playing style.

"It is a great honour to be here and to be given the possibility to work with this fantastic club. The history and culture are in many ways overwhelming. I am so proud, and I am looking forward to taking the position as Sporting Director for Mamelodi Sundowns," Flemming said.

"I can't wait to meet the amazing supporters of the club that I have heard so much about. We will all make you happy and proud through victories based on an attacking and inspiring style of football."

Sundowns next face Swallows in a DStv Premiership clash at Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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