Sundowns new man back in the goals in Ethiopia

Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns’ most recent signing has continued raising his hand for recognition by scoring goals while on loan.

Sundowns signed Ethiopian forward Abubeker Nasir Ahmed hours before the close of the last transfer window but then loaned him back to his club Ethiopian Coffee for the rest of this season due to foreign quota issues.

The Brazilians have already exhausted their foreign quota but will have space at the end of the season when they make changes.

At present, Sundowns have Namibian striker Peter Shalulile leading the attack with Pavol Safranko the other foreign forward at the club. 

In the meanwhile, Nasir – who was signed after successful trials at Chloorkop in January – was on target on Monday night in the Ethiopian Premier League.

Nasir scored a second-half equaliser for his club against Bahir Dar Kenema in a game that ended 1-1.

It was his fifth goal of the season for Coffee, who have battled so bad for goals this season that they have scored just 11 from the 15 games played to date.

Nasir (22) hasn’t played all the games for the club having missed some while away on trials.

Coffee have also found themselves stuck in mid-table though they are only eight points behind leaders St George. 

Last season, Nasir scored 29 goals in 22 games on his way to being crowned the league’s top goals scorer, Best Young Player, and the Most Valuable Player which ignited interest from both Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs along with clubs from North Africa.

He then settled for Sundowns, who paid Coffee the biggest transfer that they have ever received in the history of the club as confirmed to by then club boss Fekade Mamo.

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