Mamelodi Sundowns striker Mauricio Affonso has spoken for the first time about his move to the reigning Absa Premiership champions.
Affonso, who was playing his football in Peru, says Sundowns’ exploits in the CAF Champions League attracted him to the club. The lanky striker is currently with Sundowns in Mpumalanga for a pre-season camp, as they prepare for the 2019/20 campaign. He arrived in the country on Sunday.
The Uruguayan striker was happy with the way he was welcomed by his new teammates.
"It feels good to be here at Sundowns. It's a big club, as lot of people know. They welcomed me well since I arrived in the country on Sunday. So far so good and I am training well with the team,” said Affonso.
"I didn't know much about Sundowns, but when the club made contact with my agent I did research about the club and found out about the exploits in Africa and the [Club] World Cup. It’s an honour for me to come here and play for the team,” he added.
Affonso is hoping to make a significant contribution to the club’s success going forward.
"I expect to contribute to the team as a striker and attacker. I wanted something different in my career and felt Sundowns will be a good challenge for me to achieve that. I am already looking forward to the new season,” he said.