Mike Makaab who is also Mamelodi Sundowns defender Divine Lunga agent, has provided an update on his client who is struggling with the gametime.
Lunga left Golden Arrows to join Sundowns in 2021, but in his first season, he had trouble getting into games. For the 2022–2023 DStv Premiership season, Lunga was loaned back to Golden Arrows, where he made an impression in 30 games in all competitions. He did, however, come back to Sundowns for the 2023–2024 season.
Lunga hasn’t played yet this season despite coming back to Sundowns. He hasn’t shown up for Masandawana on the bench either. His future at the club has been the subject of conjecture as a result.
Mike Makaab, the agent for Defender Divine Lunga, clarifies that his client will remain at Mamelodi Sundowns and register as a local, this means he is not going anywhere.
Makaab clarifies that the gifted player may benefit from Sundowns registering the former Golden Arrows left-back as a local.
Gaston Sirino, the attacker for Sundowns, recently got his citizenship. Lunga will be excited to resolve that and resume playing football.
This is due to PSL regulations permitting clubs to have up to five foreign players on their roster at any given time; Sundowns has already surpassed this cap this season.
Boutouil Abdelmounaim, Marcello Allende, Lucas Ribeiro, Junior Mendieta, and Abubeker Nassir are Sundowns’ international players based on their quota and numbers.
This means that Sundowns, the current DStv Premiership winners, are unable to add any more, which presents defender Lunga with a chance after he was left out in the cold when the 2023–24 campaign got underway.
The agent of the 28-year-old Zimbabwean defender, Makaab, tells SABC Sport that his client is not leaving.
“He will now be eligible to play as a South African and that will be very interesting because I believe Divine is incredibly talented and offers the club options as a left-sided player,” explains Makaab
The Sundowns defender left Chicken Inn to join the Durban-based Arrows in the top division of South Africa back in 2018.