Mamelodi Sundowns have a tough call to make as they look into the issue of their foreign slots with the imminent arrival of an Ethiopian international at Chloorkop.
Sundowns have Gaston Sirino (Uruguay), Divine Lunga (Zimbabwe,) Peter Shalulile (Namibia) and Pavol Safranko (Slovakia), and Erwin Saavedra (Bolivia), meaning they have used up their quota of five foreign players in the squad.
Denis Onyango (Uganda), Brian Onyango (Kenya), and Kennedy Mweene of Zambia are registered as South Africans as they have been in the country for more than five years.
However, indications are that Sundowns are planning on registering Lunga or Shalulile as locals to open up more room to bring in new imports as they look to compete in both the domestic competitions and the CAF Champions League.
Nassir is set to join Sundowns for pre-season, and the Siya crew has been informed that the club’s technical team will decide whether or not to send Nassir out on loan to another DStv Premiership side.
The Tshwane giants will play a few friendly matches to decide if Nassir is ready to play in the first team regularly.
As per Siya sources, Sundowns are very careful with their foreign spots in the team and could look at their options before making a final decision.