Mamelodi Sundowns are showing no signs of falling from the top. The DStv Premiership champions are thought to be readying a R20 million offer for Thapelo Maseko.
After lighting up the league with blistering pace and trickery that has included four goals and three assists, Maseko’s name has come up in the conversations at Sundowns’ offices.
According to Soccer Laduma, as shared by SirTshemedi via Twitter, Kabo Yellow are keen to buy the 20-year-old out of his SuperSport contract that ends in 2027As seen with the star on Sundowns’ club emblem, the Tshwane giants won the CAF Champions League in 2016.
After an invisible march to the semi-finals, Sundowns are expected to go all the way to become the new African champions, and chairman Tlhopane Motsepe agrees.
“We believe in the team, we believe in the vision of our president [Patrice Motsepe], and it’s what has been put forward from the moment he stepped into his role,” said Motsepe via SABC Sports.
“As club president, he wanted to win the Champions League and in 2016, Hlompho Kekana and the likes managed to do that, and it was a wonderful moment for our club.
“Since we’ve tasted continental glory before, every single year we’ve tried to make sure that it’s something we can replicate.
“And so, this season we’re just incredibly proud of where the boys have taken us so far – you can see the ambition, but also just the focus and desire to better than they’ve done before.
“So, it’s something that we’re quietly hopeful for,” the Sundowns big boss concluded.
Meanwhile, Kabo Yellow are on their way to Morocco to face Wydad Casablanca in a semi-final first leg on Saturday at 21:00. The return leg is set for next Saturday in Tshwane at 15:00.