Mamelodi Sundowns new signing Abubeker Nasir Ahmed back on top


Mamelodi Sundowns are set to strengthen their attacking department as January signing Abubeker Nassir Ahmed is set to complete his move to Chloorkop.

Sundowns completed the signing of Abubeker Nasir Ahmed at the beginning of the year before sending him back out on loan to Ethiopia Coffee for the remainder of the season.

Kaizer Chiefs were believed to have also shown a strong interest in the striker's services.

Nasir slammed his fourteenth goal of the season on Monday as Ethiopia Coffee drew 1-1 with Addis Ababa Ketema.

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His 49th-minute penalty conversion was the equaliser for Coffee, but they ultimately failed to find the winner against the lowly Ketema who needed the points to secure their safety.

With that goal, Nasir now joins Yigezu Bogale of Sidama Coffee SC on 14 goals. 

There are three games remaining in the Ethiopian Premier League Nasir which has Saint George and Fasil Kenema in contention for the top place.

Nasir’s club Coffee remains in the fifth position in the standings but are chasing a third-place finish. 

The lanky forward has not featured in all the games for the club but will be keen to make the remaining games count.

Last season the 22-year-old forward was the league’s top scorer with 29 goals and was also named the Best Young Player and Most Valuable Player.

Upon his arrival at Sundowns – where a foreign place will have to be opened for him – he will have competition from Peter Shalulile, Pavol Safranko and Kermit Erasmus among the list of those leading the frontline. 

Fekade Mamo, the chairman of Ethiopian Coffee has already cried out about losing Nasir for whom they have already pocketed what he terms ‘the highest transfer fee in the club’s history.

"It will be very difficult to replace him, but we must live with that reality.

"For now, we have to try and find other options from other clubs or even in the lower divisions, but it will be very difficult to replace Abubeker.

"He is going back to Sundowns in June as per the agreement that we had with them at the beginning of the year.

"We have already agreed on the deal, and it has been done according to the agreement with no further communication from Sundowns.

"The transactions that had to go through have been done and the players belong to Mamelodi Sundowns. This is the biggest transfer in the history of the club," Mamo told KickOff.

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