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Downs To Trim Squad – At Least 9 In Danger?

A player exodus is expected at Mamelodi Sundowns, with Siya sources informing the crew that the technical team is submitting names of possible departures.

Prior to his resignation, coach Pitso Mosimane had already told journalists that he’d given the hierarchy his recommendations as to which group of players should be omitted from the upcoming 2020/21 season roster.

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But ‘Jingles’ is now at Al Ahly, leaving Manqoba Mnqgithi and Rulani Mokwena, the duo who were confirmed co-coaches at Sundowns last weekend, to have the final say on trimming the squad down to a manageable size.

Downs have so far made at least 13 signings and only confirmed the release of two, in Aubrey Ngoma and Sammy Seabi to Cape Town City and Swallows, respectively.

Mosimane, while still in charge, did discuss the challenge in offloading players at Chloorkop, arguing that salary packages offered were also a factor in determining where a player who has been transfer-listed, would go.

Often, the majority of the Sundowns players aren’t willing to take salary cuts and end up opting to stay at the club – sacrificing game-time for their own financial benefits because leaving the Brazilians could lead to a salary reduction.

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Insiders have suggested that Downs have to absolutely trim the squad to try preserve harmony within the team and the competition for places, healthy.

As such, announcements are expected over the coming weeks before the transfer window slams shut at the end of November.

It’s important to note, however, that there is no limit to how many players Premier Soccer League clubs can register per season – only the foreign quota is capped at five.

Story by @superjourno

Scroll through the gallery above to see the list of players who could be offloaded! 

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