Mamelodi Sundowns have announced that they have decided to part ways with the Slovakian striker after spending just one season at the Chloorkop side.

Pavol Safranko leaves Sundowns a year after penning a deal with the club as he struggled to find his scoring touch.

The lanky Slovakian was mostly used as a substitute since his arrival at the Tshwane giants. He managed to score nine goals in 29 matches for Sundowns.

“The 27-year-old lanky striker joined Sundowns last season from Romanian Liga 1 side Sepsi OSK and made a total of 29 appearances and scored nine goals for Masandawana.

One of the key goals that Pavol scored was the winner against Royal AM to ensure that Sundowns progressed to the final of the Nedbank Cup,” said reads the Sundowns statement.

“Pavol, who has been a consummate professional throughout his stay at Sundowns, is free to join the club of his choice, and the Sundowns family wishes him all of the best with his footballing endeavours.”

With Peter Shalulile leading the Downs frontline attack and the addition of Chile international midfielder Marcelo Allende and Ethiopia striker Abubeker Nassir, Safranko has been deemed surplus to requirements due to the limited number available [five] for foreign player spots.

Besides Nassir and Allende, Sundowns also have Erwin Saavedra and Gaston Sirino, with Abdelmounaim Boutouil said to be on his way to join the club.

All these players do not hold permanent residency status in South Africa.


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