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Inside Info On Downs' Ethiopian Trialist Revealed

The Ethiopian club of Mamelodi Sundowns trialist Abubeker Nasir Ahmed has given information that led to the young star choosing the PSL champions above other clubs interested in signing him.

As part of his evaluation, Nasir arrived at Sundowns to determine whether or not he should be signed by Ethiopian Coffee SC, with which he is now under contract.

A total of three games were played for Ethiopia at the AFCON finals, when they were eliminated from the competition in the group stages.

During an interview with, Mamo revealed that the couple is willing to sell, but that the buyer is "a little picky."

"He'll tell you that I don't want to go there, and I'll tell you that I do want to visit there. As a result, everything is dependent on his preferences. We will also be guided by what he desires, because we need to ensure that his interests are protected as well.

"The fact that he has traveled to South Africa indicates that he is interested in playing there. After South Africa, he believes he will travel to Europe, and I'm not sure if that is correct or not, but that is the way he sees things. Everything will be determined by how he performs "Mamo expresses himself in this way.

"He is currently in Sundowns for trials, and as far as I am aware, the arrangement is that he will be there for a period of no more than two weeks.

"However, with the transfer window in South Africa shutting on January 31st, they must make their selections and we must reach an agreement before that date is reached. We have our own estimate of the player's worth, but we are not disclosing those figures at this time.

"As far as Abubeker is concerned, we are only dealing with a single agent in South Africa (whose name has not been disclosed). There has been no communication with Kaizer Chiefs that we are aware of. It is possible that they are interested, but they have not made any formal contact with us yet.

"While no other clubs in South Africa have made contact with us, other clubs in North Africa, particularly in Egypt, Morocco and Algeria, have expressed an interest," says Mamo.

Nasir scored 29 goals in 22 games last season, en route to being named the league's leading goalscorer, the league's best young player, and the league's Most Valuable Player, among other honors.

He was also named the best player in the CECAFA Under-23 Challenge.


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