Kaizer Chiefs and Stellenbosch FC could make more business. The Winelands clubs’ captain is reportedly keen on Amakhosi.

Kaizer Chiefs might soon make another signing from Stellenbosch FC, and this time it’ll be a major player.

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According to The South African, the Stellies’ 29-year-old Argentinian captain Mendieta fancies a move to Naturena.

Soccer Laduma believes that Mendieta has been seen as a major solution to Chiefs’ growing challenges to create and score goals.

WHO IS THE STELLENBOSCH CAPTAIN JUNIOR MENDIETA?

Mendieta started his senior career with Deportivo Morón in Primera B Metropolitana, having played for Quilmes at youth level.

His professional debut arrived on 14 February 2015 during a draw with Deportivo Merlo, prior to Mendieta receiving red cards in consecutive appearances in August against Defensores de Belgrano and Platense.

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A month later, he scored his senior goal against Almagro. Mendieta scored twice more that year, which preceded six goals in fourteen games in the next campaign.

On 30 June 2016, Argentine Primera División side Lanús signed Mendieta. He was immediately loaned to Los Andes.

Mendieta’s contract with Lanús expired on 30 June 2020, with the midfielder subsequently revealing that a potential move to South African Premier Division side Stellenbosch was being finalized; amid interest from Rafaela for a permanent contract.

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The move to Africa was belatedly confirmed on 30 October. His first appearance arrived on 4 November against SuperSport United, as he replaced Jayden Adams with twenty-five minutes left of an eventual 1–0 defeat.

He scored his first goal on 21 November versus Chippa United, before netting his second on 12 February against Golden Arrows.


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