Cape Town - Senegalese striker Mame Niang on Wednesday confirmed his move to
Mamelodi Sundowns, prompted by his ambitions to return for his national
"I want to get back to my national team," Niang said in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening.
"I think Sundowns will help me to achieve my goal."
Niang was earlier linked to a move to Orlando Pirates but he said Sundowns' offer was too good to refuse.
had other options on the table. As you know Pirates showed interest and
even Bloemfontein Celtic, but I think Sundowns was the best decision
The 30-year-old officially completed his transfer from
SuperSport United to the Brazilians late on Wednesday. In return United
signed Sundowns' striker Dove Wome on a one-year loan.
signed a three-year deal with the defending champions and is set to join
the squad that was in pre-season camp in Cape Town.
2005/06 PSL top goal scorer said he was also lured by the prospect of
playing in the Caf Champions League, a continental tournament Sundowns
qualified for as Premiership champions.
"I have played in the
Champions League before and I got to the quarter-finals with one of my
previous teams (ASC Diaraf)," Niang said.
"I am used to it and it was one of the major reasons I joined Sundowns."
could make his debut for his new side as soon as Friday in the Cape
Town Football Challenge, a pre-season tournament that includes Wits,
Ajax Cape Town and Chippa United.