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Sandows, SA's ‘Brazilian’ Sensation Secures PSL Move

Maritzburg United have completed the signing of a South African sensation, who left the country for Brazil as an 11-year old.

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After spending more than 14 years in Brazil, Tyroane Sandows, will ply his trade in his homeland for the first time ever after penning a deal with the Team of Choice.

The Siya crew reported back in July that the 25-year-old attacker was keen on a return to Mzansi, after leaving his former club, Ponte Preta. Despite interest from a host of PSL sides, it was the KZN outfit who won the race for his signature.  

The Johannesburg-born star’s Brazilian journey started off when he won the now-defunct Shona Khona competition where he was invited to train with Sao Paolo's youth academy in 2007.

He made his way through the Sao Paolo youth structures and has gone on to feature for the senior teams of likes of Gremio, where he spent time with Juventus star Artur Melo, as well as Figueirense - Ronaldinho’s first club. He also teamed up with Tottenham Hotspur ace Lucas Moura at Sao Paolo.

Sandows also featured for the South Africa under 23 team where he scored an impressve hat-trick against Zambia at the Africa U20 Cup of Nations back in 2015. He was also part of the 2016 Rio Olympics squad, although he failed to make a single appearance at the tournament.

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The ambidextrous attacker can play as a number 10 or on either wing, and will add great value to Eric Tinkler’s side, who succumbed to a 2-1 victory against Baroka FC over the weekend. 

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