Downs line up Stars defender

Mamelodi Sundowns are set to announce the signing of a new right-back in the near future.

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Sundowns have secured the services of Nyiko Mobbie from relegated Free State Stars and the Absa Premiership champions will soon make an announcement of his signing. has been told by reliable source that the defender and Sundowns are in the final stages of concluding a deal which will see the player joining the team for the 2019/20 season. Mobbie will join Pitso Mosimane’s side on a three-year deal.

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"Sundowns have won the battle, the player will join them on a three-year deal from Free State Stars. Both parties have agreed, expect an announcement in coming weeks,” a source told

Mobbie had also attracted interest from Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City, according to source close to the player. Sundowns, however, came with an offer he and his agent could not refuse. He also wants to see himself playing in the CAF Champions League, where he’ll gain loads of experience.

The 24-year-old made 28 appearances in all competitions last season for Ea Lla Koto and will compete with Thapelo Morena and Anele Ngcongca for a place at right-back.

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