While some of Mamelodi Sundowns players look to prove themselves while on loan at different clubs, co-coach Rulani Mokwena has explained how they keep track of individuals who are spending the season away from the club.
At the start of the season, Sundowns loaned out Sammy Seabi to Swallows FC, Nyiko Mobbie and Luvuyo Phewa to Chippa United, Phakamani Mahlambi to AmaZulu, Aubrey Ngoma to Cape Town City, Malebogo Modise to Maritzburg United and Nicholus Lukhubeni to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila in the first transfer window of the season.
On Monday this week, the defending Premiership champions confirmed that they have sent out Kaketso Majadibodu to GladAfrica Championship side, University of Pretoria for the rest of the campaign.
Seabi, Mobbie, Modise and Lukhubeni have had a decent amount of game-time.
Ngoma has struggled with injury this season, while Mahlambi has not broken into Benni MCarthy’s line-up at Usuthu.
“It’s our responsibility (to keep track of on-loan players), with the scouting department that Mamelodi Sundowns has. We work together in making sure that we follow and track the progress of players who are out on loan. We know what Luvuyo is doing. We are aware of Nyiko Mobbie. We watch their games, Lukhubeni as well. We are in touch with them, guys like Malebogo Modise at Maritzburg,” Mokwena tells the Siya crew.
“We are in constant communication to provide and to give feedback and motivation sometimes, to say that we are aware of what they are doing and to give them that support. Sammy Seabi also. We have that responsibility. It’s not just for us, but for the club’s investment, because these are investments of the clubs and we have to make sure we manage them well. That’s one of the responsibilities of leading a club like Mamelodi Sundowns.”
According to information received by the Siya crew, the likes of Seabi, Lukhubeni and Modise could spend another season out on loan next term, while Ngoma’s future is unclear.
Click through the gallery above to view the Downs players getting game-time elsewhere