Downs likely to retain Mngonyama


Mngonyama has risen from the fringes to charm his way into the hearts of the domestic football family with a commanding shift at centre-back this past season, starting 28 games in all competitions in his rookie year in the PSL.

"It is highly possible that he could stay at Sundowns," says Tim Sukazi, his representative.

Mngonyama is still under contract at Sundowns. 

"He is still a Sundowns player but we have already met with Sundowns to discuss his future. They (Sundowns) have given us their indication with regards to Kwanda and they have emphasised that they rate him highly. 

"We will be engaging with Sundowns further on that matter during the off-season but it is highly possible that he could stay at Sundowns. It is also understandable that Wits would be interested in him coming back based on his performance from the past season," explains Sukazi.

Mngonyama has, however, indicated his desire to continue at Wits where he has a better chance of regular game time than at Chloorkop where he will face up with Alje Schut, Thabo Nthethe, Wayne Arendse and Rashid Sumaila in the battle for game time at centre-back.

The 20-year-old was named the Nedbank Cup’s Most Promising Player of the Tournament.