Mamelodi Sundowns are proud to announce the promotion of Sphesihle Mkhize and Musawenkosi Mdhluli to the senior squad from the academy with both players putting pen to paper for 5 years.
Both players are twenty-one years old and have been making their strides in the Mamelodi Sundowns Academy. They have been promoted to bolster the midfield, as Mkhize is a defensive midfielder whilst Mdhuli is an attacking option for the technical team.
Mkhize who is also known as “Busquets” spent last season on loan in the GladAfrica Championship with Ajax Cape Town and has been to the Youth World Cup. The uMlazi born has signed a five year deal with the club and was in the 18-man squad that faced Golden Arrows and is set to make his CAF Champions League debut today off the bench.
Mdhluli played in the DSTV Diski Challenge and is an attacking midfielder and has been a crucial member of the side and will be hoping to make his debut very soon. Busquets on the other hand gets a huge opportunity to make his debut off the bench in today’s CAF Champions League match.
We are pleased to announce that two of our promising academy products have been promoted to the first team! 🔝
Siphesihle Mkhize and Musawenkosi Mdhuli have put pen to paper and will join the senior squad on 5-year deals ✍️
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) December 22, 2020