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Could The Pretoria CBD Be Gone By Next Season?

Mamelodi Sundowns fans coined the term "Pretoria CBD" after the combination play that formed between Leonardo Castro, Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly. But could it be non-existent next season?

The Brazilians confirmed on Thursday afternoon that they were in talks with Montpellier over Dolly's signature, after his R25 million buyout clause was triggered.

Downs skipper Hlompho Kekana practically announced his imminent departure when he took to Instagram to send Dolly an emotional farewell message.

Since being crowned the kings of Africa back in November, scouts have been after the services of the likes of "Keagz" and Billiat, and with one third of the CBD now gone, what does it mean for the rest of the attacking trio?

For Billiat, he is said to have been headhunted by quite a number of clubs around Europe, and he very well may decide to take the leap and try his luck abroad after seeing one of his best mates leave the club.

It seems unlikely that a player of his talent and pedigree is likely to spend his whole career in Mzansi without giving a team in the US, Europe or Asia a shot.

It's no secret that Castro wanted out of the squad back in June, but after management convinced him to stay for at least a year, who knows where he could land up in the 2017/18 season. Perhaps knowing he is unlikely to develop such good understanding like he did with Dolly and Billiat could be the final straw to send him back to Colombia?

For now, the majority of the CBD is in tact, but Pitso Mosimane will be fretting over the status of it come the end of this season.

Do you think someone will be able replace Dolly and reform a lethal attacking threesome at Downs? Or do you think the CBD will be gone altogether come August this year?


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