Cape Town - Mamelodi
Sundowns have confirmed that Algerian defender Fares Hachi has been
loaned out to Chippa United for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.
Hachi has seemingly departed
Chloorkop to make way for the arrival of fellow left-back Siyabonga
Zulu, who joined Sundowns from Platinum Stars. The 28-year-old struggled
for playing time this season and has made just three starts in the
Premiership for the Brazilians.
Nonetheless, coach Pitso Mosimane has
explained why the decision was taken to let the El Biar-born star
leave, saying: "Fares did not struggle so much.
"Offensively he has an edge on Langer
[Tebogo Langerman], but defensively Langer comes out quicker with the
speed because we play with the fullbacks that go out, so Langer ticked
"Sometimes it takes time for a player
to adjust. It took Leo (Leonardo Castro) a lot of time. It took
Sibusiso Vilakazi a year to get there.
"Also you don’t want to have a lot of
foreigners on the bench because you are killing local talent. When you
bring a foreigner it must be something that we don’t have."
Sundowns will be aiming to extend their lead at the top of the Absa Premiership table when they host the struggling Platinum Stars in a league clash at Loftus Versveld Stadium on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 18:00.