Because of their affluence, Mamelodi Sundowns have a tendency to sign players with little or no experience, which is evidently based on the fact that a handful of players have turned up at Chloorkop and failed to measure up, and there are a plethora of such models.
Photo courtesy of News24
In 2015, Sundowns were warned about a young protector/midfielder named Bangaly Soumahoro, who was 25 years old at the time and playing for Ivory Coast giants Asec Mimosas, and after sending their scouts to watch him in action, the club was persuaded to haggle for his transfer to Chloorkop, which they did.
Yet, six years have passed since his signing, and the Brazilians have won a slew of titles, including the prestigious CAF Champions League title. Soumahoro can confidently state that he played an important role during the best period of the club's history.
However, over the past couple of years, his job has been limited to that of a B team player, and after only 313 minutes, or about three games, in the last three years, the club elected to break his contract rather than risk losing what was already a lost cause.
Content created and supplied by: Ndamus (via Opera News )