Register Login Live

Mamelodi Sundowns

Downs May Have Found Nascimento's Replacement

A Golden Arrows star defender has been earmarked as a replacement for Ricardo Nascimento at Mamelodi Sundowns.

Brazilian defender Nascimento saw his contract abruptly terminated in January after five-and-a-half years at Chookloop. The club deregistered him to make space for Erwin Saavedra as the fifth foreign player.

As a result, the Tshwane giants were left thin at the back and have been in the market searching for a competent centre-back.

Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi recently stated that his star-studded side needs reinforcements.

Arrows centre-back Nkosinathi Sibisi is being lined up as a potential successor to Nascimento, according to the Siya sources.

During the season, Sundowns coaches Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena were forced to change central defenders due to injuries to Rushine De Reuck, Brian Onyango Rushine De Reuck and Grant Kekana.

Sibisi, in advanced talks with Sundowns, has featured in 20 DStv Premiership matches this campaign, scoring three times and providing one assist. His impressive performances have seen him also earn a call-up to the Bafana Bafana squad.

Sundowns are not the only side interested in acquiring the services of Sibisi, as Orlando Pirates are also in the race.

View images of the longest-serving Mamelodi Sundowns players: 

Chiefs Reach Contract Settlement With Ex-coach

Chiefs-Bound Star Takes Top Honours At Stellies Awards

Downs Coach Says Chiefs And Bucs Are Edging Closer

64 comments

Top 5

Downs Up The Ante In Nodada Pursuit?

89 Jul 04, 2022 09:01 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Four Clubs CR7 Wants To Join Revealed?

1 Jul 05, 2022 08:28 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Teen Sensation Training With Chiefs?

21 Jul 04, 2022 01:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Arsenal's 10 Highest-Paid Players After Jesus Signing

Jul 04, 2022 09:24 PM in English Premier League

WATCH: Inside Sundowns' Pre-Season Medicals

17 Jul 04, 2022 11:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Official: Chiefs Confirm Another First-Team Departure

49 Jul 02, 2022 07:44 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Axed Chiefs Star Makes Big Zwane Claim

56 Jul 02, 2022 03:01 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

First Look Inside 'New' Pirates Pre-Season Preparations

9 Jul 01, 2022 08:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Downs To Announce Good News On Zwane!

29 Jul 04, 2022 10:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Mane Breaks Silence On Liverpool Exit

7 Jun 22, 2022 09:29 AM in Bundesliga News

Report: Lukaku's Chelsea Exit Confirmed

Jun 22, 2022 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Decision To Be Made On Mmodi?

7 Jul 04, 2022 10:01 AM in Siyagobhoza