Goss makes Downs objective clear


Joining Mamelodi Sundowns is often viewed as a negative move for local players, but goalkeeper Ricardo Goss is clear about his objectives.

Goss is one of 13 new confirmed signings at Sundowns this season, having arrived from Bidvest Wits following their status sale to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

The 26-year-old shotstopper has been on the scene since 2013, when he was promoted to the Golden Arrows first team before making his debut against Moroka Swallows on 1 May that year.

Having passed through Sturrock Park en route Chloorkop, he has yet to lift a trophy in his career and believes this move has now come as an opportunity to change that.

Though game-time will not come by easily, with long-serving duo Denis Onyango and Kennedy Mweene still very much in their prime, Goss is happy to go back to learning from the experienced internationals.

"It has been nice, I am enjoying every moment with the club and we have a great bunch of guys who are fun to work with. I felt welcomed when I joined and it is still the same, and I'm working hard," Goss told the club's website.

"Dennis and Kennedy have been cracking jokes all the time with us the new guys, and have made us feel at home. I want to work hard and learn more from them. 

"I [also] want to get some silverware, and being here at the club gives me an opportunity as I have not won any trophies, so hopefully that will change."

The Brazilians, who bagged a domestic treble last season, have already been ruled out of the running for the MTN8 and only have the DStv Premiership, Nedbank Cup and CAF Champions League left to fight for this season.

See where some of Goss's former teammates landed up after Wits' sale