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Downs Make U-Turn On Maraisane

With his future coming under scrutiny at Mamelodi Sundowns, the Siya crew can reveal that the club has made a U-turn on Pule Maraisane.

Since putting pen to paper with the Brazilians in October last year, Maraisane is yet to make his first official appearance for the club.

The lack of game-time at the Chloorkop outfit led to the belief that the 26-year-old would be among a host of Sundowns players sent out on loan in January to secure much-needed playing time, as reported by the Siya crew in edition 1255 of Soccer Laduma.

But there has since been a twist of events.

The latest news reaching the crew is that Sundowns have made a U-turn on their initial decision to loan out Maraisane.

According to sources in the know, the club has plans of utilizing the Stars of Africa Academy graduate in their CAF Champions League campaign which kicks off in February.

The Brazilians have been drawn in Group A alongside Al Ahly, Al Merrikh and Al Hilal and will have to balance a tricky continental and domestic schedule and will need all their players available to navigate their congested schedule.

In addition, the crew has established that Maraisane has been putting in extra work to sharpen his fitness, well ahead of the team’s scheduled 10 January return date.

Last year the former youth international was put on a special training program alongside George Maluleka following the Sundowns technical team’s concerns with his weight.

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