Reports coming out of Europe reveal that Mamelodi Sundowns have snapped up another marquee signing, this time to the club’s technical team…
In Rulani Mokwena, Manqoba Mnqithi, and Steve Komphela, Sundowns already have a stellar technical team to compliment the club’s galaxy of star players.
However, as seen in recent times, Sundowns’ aim to stretch their dominance beyond the domestic league and the club’s latest acquisition could well be the biggest indication thereof!
According to Danish Publication Ekstrabladet, the Brazilians are set to welcome DBU's talent development manager Flemming Berg, who is expected to take up the position of Sporting Director at Chloorkop.
The 49-year-old Dane has been responsible for developing talent for the Danish national teams since 2015 and has received wide acclaim for his exploits with the Danish FA, particularly his role in the establishing of DBU's new children's football strategy.
According to the publication, one of Berg’s first missions at Sundowns is to address the overaged squad.
Barring the peripheral Promise Mkhuma (21), not a single player in the Mamelodi Sundowns team is under the age of 25, with the oldest of them being 37-year-old Kennedy Mweene – something that Berg aims to change.
DBU has since issued an official statement on his departure.
"Everyone in Danish football owes Flemming Berg a big thank you for his great and tireless efforts and contribution to the development of Danish football,” football director Peter Møller said on the club's official website.
Berg is expected to take up his new role on 1 April this year.