Saturday Dec 23, 2017. 16:00
Mamelodi Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane has spoken about the club’s transfer plans for the impending January window.
The Tshwane club looks set to be busy in the summer, having already sold Colombian striker Leonardo Castro to rivals Kaizer Chiefs.
‘Downs look to be ready to release midfielders Asavela Mbekile and Sibusiso Khumalo, as well as defender Ricardo Nascimento, amid rumours that they are making space in the squad to sign South American forwards Gaston Sirino and Gilbert Alvarez Varga.
The Absa Premiership leaders are looking to strengthen ahead of their participation in the CAF Champions League next year.
"We are waiting for two or three to come in and we will be releasing three to four because we kept them for the Champions League," said Mosimane, as quoted by Kick-Off.
"So there is no Champions League [until the 2018 edition] and we have to release them.”
‘Jingles’ has also dismissed speculation that Sundowns will move for Cape Town City’s Aubrey Ngoma, claiming he doesn’t want another “love letter” from Citizens boss John Comitis.
The City boss famously released a statement earlier this year in which he condemned Mosimane’s alleged approach to Ngoma about a transfer to Tshwane.
"No, I don't want to speak about Aubrey Ngoma because I am gonna get that love letter that circulates the whole of South Africa,” he added. "I am not gonna talk about it, it's not right."
Sundowns are also hopeful that star attacker Khama Billiat will sign a new contract, having already seen Motjeka Madisha, Themba Zwane, Kennedy Mweene and Siyanda Zwane all pen new deals with the club.