Defender departs after ill-fated Downs stay

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Defender Soumahoro Bangaly has reportedly returned home to the Ivory Coast after featuring for as little as 300 minutes over the last three seasons at Mamelodi Sundowns.

Bangaly joined Sundowns in 2015 after signing from Asec Mimosas.

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Despite arriving with a huge reputation, the 30-year-old defender failed to nail down a regular place in the Brazilians starting lineup.

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The Ivorian astonishingly has managed just 313 minutes for Sundowns across all competitions over the last three seasons.

According to Sundowns officials, Bangaly was issued his clearance a few months ago.

"Bangaly is no longer a Sundowns player. I believe he has returned back to his home country," the official informed

Several attempts to get hold of Bangaly for comment were unsuccessful.

Bangaly becomes the second player from the Ivory Coast to depart the club in recent times after the exit of countryman Yannick Zakri.

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