Mamelodi Sundowns have secured the services of Ethiopian wonderkid Abubaker Nassir for the 2022-23 PSL season.
Consequently, the Brazilians have beaten Kaizer Chiefs to the signature of Nassir who was bound to move to Chloorkop after having a trial with them.
According to a statement sent to Ethiopian publication, Blue Nile Sport, by Ethiopian Coffee, Nassir will link up with his Sundowns teammates in June.
The Ethiopian Premier League season comes to an end in May, and the agreement between Sundowns and Coffee was that Nassir spends the remaining few months on loan at his current club.
NASSIR IS A MAMELODI SUNDOWNS PLAYER – ETHIOPIAN COFFEE
“Abubeker is officially a Mamelodi Sundowns player. He will return to Addis Ababa and play for Coffee then return in Johannesburg in four months time.”
Ethiopian Coffee statement
Nassir caught the eye of the two South African clubs – Sundowns and Chiefs – last season when he scored 29 league goals.
MNGQITHI’S ‘NO COMMENT’ COMMENT ON SUNDOWNS NEW SIGNING
Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi was asked about Nassir and his future in Tuesday’s Nedbank Cup launch.
And he didn’t want to be drawn into revealing the details regarding Nassir, and his response was: “On Nassir, I’d prefer not to comment.”