Downs' January transfer bill revealed

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns' January window transfer bill is believed to have surpassed the R30 million mark on the completion of all transactions for the club's new acquisitions.

Sundowns bought the services of Teboho Mokoena, Erwin Saavedra and Abubeker Nasir Ahmed during the January window.

Ethiopian forward Nasir has been loaned back to Ethiopian Coffee SC.

Mokoena arrived from SuperSport United on a transaction with a peg of R15 million.

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This is the 25-year-old’s first move having only ever played for Matsatsantsa since 2016, which was when he broke through to the senior team.

The transfer of Bolivian midfielder Saacedra was confirmed at R12 million by his previous club Bolivar.

Marcelo Claure, the president of Bolivar revealed the transfer figure upon the completion of the deal which takes Saavedra from South America to Chloorkop.

He is due to arrive this week and is a Bolivian international with 18 caps.

Then for rising African star Nasir the transfer was concluded on transfer deadline for what will eventually total R6 million.

Nasir has been loaned back to Ethiopia as Sundowns have already exhausted their foreign quota.

Ethiopian Coffee have already told this website that this was their biggest transfer in the club’s history.

The 21-year-old played at the recent Afcon finals and is a national team regular who was the league’s top scorer last year.

As champions in waiting, Sundowns will pocket R15 million for winning the DStv Premiership having already pocked R8 million for winning the MTN8.

They are also set to make further rick pickings in the CAF Champions League while they will also bank further money in the Nedbank Cup depending on how further they go having now reached the last 16 of the competition.

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