Mamelodi Sundowns are well known for signing galaxy of players that have football brains, and that is one of the reason the team is doing very well in the CAF Champions League. Everyone was stunned by the fact that the Brazilians were able to sign Sibusiso Vilakazi from Bidvest Wits, particularly considering that Kaizer Chiefs have failed to do so several occasions.
But people forget to talk about Yannick Zakri, who was signed from ASEC Mimosas by Pitso Mosimane. The Ivorian striker is regarded as one of the top centre forwards in African football for his ability to dictate the tempo of the game. The Chloorkop club was called a 'career destroyer' a few seasons ago for signing players that they don't even use, but Pitso Mosimane has since changed that by giving the players the platform to grow and build a formidable squad. Now that Leonardo Castro has sustained an injury, it may be Zakri' opportunity to prove to Sundowns technical team that he deserves to play for the club.
Do you think Zakri can be a star for Sundowns?
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