Sundowns set to drop Ugandan keeper


Ugandan goalkeeper Ismail Watenga's hopes of signing for Mamelodi Sundowns next season could hit a snag as The Brazilians chase Ricardo Goss from Bidvest Wits.

Watenga was due to arrive in South Africa in March this year for an assessment with Sundowns but his arrival at Chloorkop was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Sundowns have already been linked with a number of foreign players including Moroccan forward Karim El Berkaoui and Uganda Cranes striker Fahad Bayo.

The reigning Absa Premiership champions have already enlisted the services of goalkeeper Jody February from Ajax Cape Town while Kennedy Mweene is believed to have been offered a new contract at Chloorkop.

February is currently on loan at GladAfrica Championship side Cape Umoya United, while former Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper Reyaad Pieterse is also still on Sundowns' books.

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Watenga, 25, has always been keen to move to South Africa to follow in the footsteps of his countryman Denis Onyango.

"We all work hard to be like Denis or even better so if the chance [at Sundowns] comes to follow in his footsteps, it would be a dream come true," he told Ugandan media back in April.

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