Mthembu joins the Brazillians
Mthembu joins the Brazillians

Posted in News on Oct 03, 2002.

Kaizer Chiefs winger Marco Mthembu has surprisingly quit the Naturena-based side to link up with arch-rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mthembu's contract with Chiefs expired at the end of last


He joined them two seasons ago from the United States where he was furthering his studies.

The pocket-size Mthembu was a regular at Chiefs, helping them to win various competitions like the Confederation of African Football Caf Cup Winners Cup (Mandela Cup) and Coca-Cola last season.

He is likely to make his debut for The Brazillians when they

entertain Ajax Cape Town in a Coca-Cola Cup game at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday.

Mthembu is reported to have left Amakhosi after failing to agree on terms with the club's management for a new contract. His move to Sundowns comes a few days after Fabian McCarthy left Sundowns.

McCarthy, the former Under-23 international and Bafana Bafana defender whose contract with Sundowns has expired, is now linked to Chiefs.

The departure of Mthembu is likely to be a blessing in disguise for Buti Sithole, a young gifted winger who was recently promoted by Chiefs after impressive in the juniors.

Sithole is also a regular player at the Amajita, the South

African Under-20 national who are now involved in the 2003 African Youth Championships qualifiers.

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