As they prepare for their quest for a record-extending fifth consecutive Premier League championship, the Brazilians have made a number of additions to their roster.
Mamelodi Sundowns have signed six new players so far this season, after a flurry of acquisitions throughout the previous campaign.
On July 9, the same day that Sundowns revealed the signings of four players in Divine Lunga, Pavol Safranko, Grant Kekana, and Neo Maema, the club's rivals Kaizer Chiefs announced the signings of six players.
Seven days later, striker Thabiso Kutumela joined the Chloorkop squad as the club's newest member.
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Sifiso Ngobeni, a left-back who formerly played for Bloemfontein Celtic, joined the Premier Soccer League champions on a five-year deal on July 22. The left-back previously played for the Pretoria side in the Premier Soccer League.
Currently, the emphasis is on how Masandawawana's new players can help the team's bid to break its Caf Champions League championship drought and to win a fifth straight Premier Soccer League title in the near future.
Another five-year contract has been signed.
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Masandawana has signed all six of their new players to five-year contracts, according to the club.
The most recent addition is utility player Sifiso Ngobeni, who joins Sundowns from Bloemfontein Celtic to put an end to uncertainty regarding his future with the club.
Following a strong showing at the 2021 Cosafa Cup competition, the 24-year-old joins his former Celtic colleague Neo Maema at Chloorkop in South Africa.
Due to the fact that he is capable of playing as a left-back or on the left side of midfield, Brazil currently has enough coverage in those positions.
Salah's defender managed to keep him in his pocket.
Earlier this week, Sundown's co-coach Rhulani Mokwena stated that the club had been keeping an eye on left-back Lunga for many years before bringing him to Pretoria from KwaZulu-Natal's side Golden Arrows.
During the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt, Mokwena said that the Zimbabwean was just as excellent as a Masandawana player. Mokwena said the Zimbabwean was just as good as a Masandawana player back in 2019.
When Lunga was given a lot of credit for keeping Liverpool star Mohamed Salah out of the game in the tournament's first game, which the hosts went on to win 1-0, it was because he did so.
According to the Sundowns coach, the performance was what persuaded the Tshwane giants to go for Salah's signing, as he "put Salah in his pocket."
When he was 26, he left Arrows after three seasons and joined the Brazilians, where he was reunited with senior coach Steve Komphela.
It is possible that his presence on a five-year contract may result in the exit of Tebogo Langerman, while it will keep another left-back, Lyle Lakay, on his toes.
Safranko was able to clinch the transaction because of Nurkovic's promise.
Pavol Safranko will play for the Mamelodi Sundowns in 2021.
Recently, it was reported that Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic was the one who persuaded striker Safranko to sign with the Masandawana franchise.
The two are reported to have communicated, with the Amakhosi striker informing his former opponent in the Slovakian Super Liga that the PSL was an excellent choice for his future.
The Serbian and Safranko, who is 26 years old, have both previously played for Dunajska Streda in Slovakia, although at separate points in their careers.
With more than 10 caps for Slovakia since 2017, Safranko came to Sundowns having previously played for teams in Denmark, Scotland, and Romania before joining the club.
His last club was Sepsi OSK, and it remains to be seen if he will be able to justify his five-year contract by establishing a strong attacking partnership with Peter Shalulile.
Trying to stay away from being another Maluleka
Grant Kekana SuperSport United is a football club based in Grant Kekana, South Africa.
Earlier this year, when George Maluleka transferred from Kaizer Chiefs to Sundowns, his signing was well-publicized.
There was a lot of anticipation placed on the former Chiefs player, but he ultimately fell short of expectations and even failed to get any playing time.
Kekana's transfer from SuperSport United to Masandawana may not have generated the same level of excitement as Maluleka's, but he comes to Chloorkop as a well-known player with a wealth of Premier Soccer League experience.
With his versatility and comfort at either center or right-back, the 28-year-old will compete for playing time with players such as Thapelo Morena, Ricardo Nascimento, Mosa Lebusa, Rushine De Rock, and sometimes Rivaldo Coetzee.
It is unclear what would happen to Bangaly Soumahoro and Brian Onyango's careers after the acquisition of Kekana, who has played his whole professional career at Tshwane City FC.
He spent nine seasons with SuperSport, interrupted by a two-year spell as a coach at Pretoria University, before signing a five-year deal with Sundowns on Monday.
Maema has been playing professional football in the PSL for the last four seasons, although he is seldom noticed in the media.
This is a player that is leaving Bloemfontein Celtic for the first time in his professional career and will be joining another club.
The 25-year-old offensive midfielder was the least anticipated player to join the Tshwane giants, but he has signed a five-year contract with the club, joining the likes of other new Sundowns signings.
In order to demonstrate their selection of a player who is rarely acknowledged when South African football is discussed, the Masandawana coaches will be on a quest to prove their reasoning.
Perhaps the Sundowns transfer will assist in making his name more well-known in the PSL, but it seems difficult to do so in a Masandawana midfield that has a slew of international stars and local talent.
Thabiso Kutumela will play for Mamelodi Sundowns in 2021.
This is a player who is widely considered as an Orlando Pirates reject, having endured two and a half tough seasons with the Soweto giants before joining the Pirates.
Immediately after his move to Maritzburg United, it looked as if Kutumela's career was on its way down.
After two and a half seasons with the Team of Choice, the striker had his most productive season last season, scoring 12 league goals, which was a season-high for him in the Philippine Super League.
That resulted in a five-year deal with Sundowns, and the Limpopo-born footballer, who is now 28 years old, has returned to his home province.
Will he take advantage of a second opportunity with a conventional giant and prove Pirates wrong by demonstrating that it was a mistake to let him leave in the first place?
More bolstering is required.
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With just five new hires so far, it's impossible to identify which departments or positions at Sundowns are in desperate need of filling positions.
However, a handful of players have remained connected with the club in recent months.
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