Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Clayton Daniels has told ThisIsFootball.Africa that SuperSport United and Cape Town City don’t have enough money to keep their best players hence they end up selling them to big spenders like Mamelodi Sundowns. Over the years Sundowns have de facto become the bankers or funders of City and United by the mere virtue of how many players they have bought from the two clubs over the years.
Mamelodi Sundowns, over many season, have managed to sign SuperSport United and Cape Town City’s best players. Once again, the Brazilians are linked with another Cape Town City star, namely forward Khanyisa Mayo. The 24-year-old has so far netted five times for the Mother City outfit in 19 appearances and has also forced himself into the Bafana squad.
Daniels, who won Nedbank Cup trophy twice and MTN8 trophy with SuperSport United said: “SuperSport [United] and [Cape Town] City don’t have the budgets to keep they best players season after season.”
However, Daniels gave credit to the Citizens and SuperSport United’s development structures for their ability to replace the players who leave the club. The experienced defender has added that both SuperSport United and Cape Town City make money from the players they sell while at the same time they build a balanced team with young players by promoting their best young talent to replace the departed stars.
“So, when the time is right, they let the players go but what I can respect of those clubs, the development structure is there to replace the players they have sold. Maybe you can criticise this and say that they are sacrificing a league title chance in the process. But City and SuperSport are always winning cups and they stay in the top eight so the mandate there is working and they are making money in the transfer window and replacing them with players from their youth development. This allows them to give the youngsters experience [to] build a balanced team around them and for them to compete.
During the last transfer window Masandawana have managed to sign Terrence Mashego from Cape Town City while Ronwen Williams, Teboho Mokoena and Sipho Mbule made the move from SuperSport, proving once again that Sundowns has become the regular banker for City and United.
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