Sibusiso Kumalo is set to fight for his place at Mamelodi Sundowns, after failing to turn up at Bidvest Wits ahead of a potential switch.
Earlier this month, the Siya crew revealed that Kumalo was invited to train with the Clever Boys under the watchful eye of coach Gavin Hunt.
Hunt’s ongoing interest in the 25-year-old would have seen the player join up with the Students in this new season.
Now, the Siya crew can confirm that the player failed to report to training at Wits during preseason, and will now have to spend the 2016/17 season fighting for his place in Pitso Mosimane’s squad.
With Sundowns having strengthened their midfield with the signings of Thapelo Morena, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Lucky Mohomi, there is no doubt that Kumalo will be facing tough competition for a place in the first team.
However, with a year left on the player’s contract, Masandawana might opt to field the player in the MDC team, as the club’s Diski team look to go one level up after finishing off last season as runners-up in the competition.