Sundowns delighted at Nascimento return

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Ricardo Nascimento has rejoined the playing squad after returning to South Africa.

Nascimento missed Masandawana's pre-season preparations after being permitted to remain in his homeland of Brazil to recover from an injury.

The 34-year-old defender has since returned to Chloorkop to begin training with the Brazilians squad after completing his rehabilitation.

According to a club official, Nascimento still needs to get back up to speed before being considered for selection.

"Nascimento is back in the country as you saw on his social media accounts, the official said.

"As I said before, there are no issues with Nascimento. He is our player.

"Obviously, he missed pre-season and still has to work hard on his fitness before being considered for selection.

"Otherwise, we are happy to see him back at the club."

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