Downs sign and loan out keeper


GladAfrica Championship side Cape Umoya United have completed the signing of a newly-signed Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper on a one-year loan deal.

Jody February, who has joined league champions Sundowns from Ajax Cape Town, was loaned to Umoya in a last-minute deadline-day deal as Sundowns already have Denis Onyango, Kennedy Mweene and Reyaad Pieterse.

The 23-year-old former South Africa under-23 international is Sundowns' fourth signing after Nyiko Mobbie, who has been loaned to Stellenbosch, Mauricio Affonso and Sammy Seabi.

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A senior official at the Urban Warriors confirms the keeper now belongs to the Tshwane side.

"It's Sundowns who loaned him to Umoya. He is a Sundowns player. We sold him to Sundowns," the official tells

Meanwhile, Umoya head coach Dominic Isaacs reveals that goalkeeper trainer Andre Petim's presence at the club made it easy for February to choose them.

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"Yes, we just thought we needed to strengthen our goalkeeping department and we've got Jody February," Isaacs confirms.

"So ja he is here and he is ready to fight for a position in the team. The management did the whole thing. Jody worked with us, he is familiar with the league, he is familiar with my assistant coach and goalkeeper coach. I think that made it a little bit easier for him to make a decision. And also we are still in Cape Town you know. It's a loan until the end of the season." 

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