Sundowns youngster off to Sweden


The midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Santos, flew out yesterday and will join Djurgardens for training on Monday.

Mdaki’s agent, Tim Sukazi of Quality Talent Sports, confirms the trials to

“I bid farewell to Xolani at OR International Airport on Saturday afternoon,” Sukazi says.

“As I had said last week, we will be sending a good number of youngsters to Europe in the next few weeks. Xolani will be assessed by Djurgardens for a week or two, up to a point where they give us an indication as to whether or not they would want to secure his services.”

Sukazi believes Mdaki has all qualities to succeed in Europe.

“He is a very talented offensive midfielder who shone for Santos when they played Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup last season.

“Soon after that match there were rumours that linked him to Orlando Pirates. In fact, I was told that certain officials of the club went as far as visiting his home.

“If those rumours are true then that should speak of his talent because Pirates is a big club and they would not just chase any other player from next door.

“We believe he stands a good chance of succeeding in Sweden, which will then launch him in Europe.”