MBEKILE PENS DOWN A FOUR-YEAR DEAL WITH DOWNS
By: Sphamandla Blose
Mamelodi Sundowns finally concluded the signing of former Moroka Swallows midfielder Asavela Mbekile on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old joined the Brazilians in a four-year deal, and Mbekile told the club’s website he was happy to join his new team.
“In order for me to be the best I have to hold my own against the best, and I believe that’s what I’m doing by joining Sundowns is a wise move,” said Mbekile.
Having played only one season for Swallows, he said he would try his best to become one of the best.
“I hope will become a better player here at Sundowns,” said Mbekile.
The midfielder also put it on record that another reason for joining Downs was that he would get the opportunity to play in the CAF Champions League next year.
“Sundowns are giants in South African football, but that’s not all. There is the CAF Champions League, which is another exciting thing about joining Sundowns for me,” added Mbekile.
He started his senior football career in 2009 when he played for Ikapa Sporting until 2011.
He then moved to join FC Cape Town, where he only spent one season before making another move to Chippa United from 2012 to 2013. While at United he made seven appearances, and he didn’t score a goal for the whole season.
In 2013 he joined the Dube Birds, made 12 appearances, but also couldn’t find the back of the net.
He will be hoping to turn this around with his latest fresh start in Dobsonville.