Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns' hopes of
signing Al Ahly and Bafana Bafana international Phakamani Mahlambi have
seemingly been dashed after he was registered for 2018/19 season.
The Club of the Century were said to be
considering offers for Mahlambi and he was not given a squad number for the
upcoming campaign in the Egyptian Premier League.
However, a long-term injury to Nigeria
striker Junior Ajayi meant that the side had to reconsider their options and
subsequently the South African starlet was registered for the new campaign.
As such, it seems the Brazilians can no
longer capture the services of the talented Johannesburg-born player during the
current transfer window.
"Having spent the day in Cairo with
Phakamani at the club as his situation has evolved over the past 24 hours, he
now finds himself back in the Ahly squad and fighting for his place in the
team," the striker's agent, Glyn Binkin, confirmed the news to Soccer Laduma website.
"Ahly is the biggest club in Africa
and with it comes a team full of quality players. Phakamani realizes that and
understands that he needs to continue to work hard and grab his chance when
given the opportunity.
"The club has a fantastic new coach
who believes in the player, and under whose guidance I am sure Phakamani will