Mamelodi Sundowns have completed the signing of central midfielder Sipho Mbule who will represent Bafana Ba Style on a 3-year contract deal ahead of the new season.
The sleek midfielder who started his career after joining SuperSport United’s football academy has also played at the under-17, 20, and 23 levels of the national team. Mbule made 10 league appearances for Matsatsantsa this season.
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The 24-year-old becomes the latest player from SuperSport to join Masandawana this off-season and will join up with his former teammates Grant Kekana, Aubrey Modiba, and Teboho Mokoena at Chloorkop.
Mbule joined the SuperSport’s academy in the 2015/16 season from Virginia (Harmony) Sports Academy and played just under 100 games for Matsatsantsa.
The 24 -year-old played a crucial role in helping Matsatsantsa to lift the MTN 8 trophy twice in the 2017/18 and 2019/20 seasons and contributed immensely to SuperSport United’s historic CAF Confederation Cup journey, finishing as runners-up losing narrowly to DRC’s TP Mazembe in 2017. Mbule’s magical long-range strike in the first leg of the final was nominated for the goal of the tournament.
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At Matsatsantsa, Mbule was rewarded by his peers for his magnificent and consistent performances in the 2019/20 season and scooped the SuperSport United Players’ Player of the season in the club awards.