Posted On Tuesday, 23rd April 2013
Emmanuel Baffour and Mumuni Abubakar could be offloaded by Mamelodi Sundowns in the off-season to create space for the arrivals of Mahatma Otoo and Rashid Sumaila.
Baffour has failed to establish himself since arriving at the beginning of the season as a goal king from the Ghana Premier League.
Abubakar on the other hand has also failed to land a permanent first team place after a promising start with the Brazilians.
The two are now highly likely to leave at the end of the campaign as Pitso Mosimane plans a clear out to free up the five allocated spaces for South African clubs for registration of foreign players.
Rashid Sumaila who is currently on loan at Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko has already been secured on a five-year deal while talks are still ongoing for the acquisition of striker Mahatma Otoo from Hearts of Oak.
Sundowns have also captured Belgian goalkeeper Glenn Verbauwhede who has already started training with the side ahead of his registration confirmation at the end of the season.
With the confirmed acquisitions of two new foreign players and the imminent signing of a third, the writing is already on the wall for Abubakar and Baffour to make way.
A spot could however be opened if Mozambican winger Elias Pelembe acquires his permanent residency permit that he is now eligible for after spending five years in South Africa.
Further spots could also be freed up if Nyasha Mushekwi’s pending move to Europe does eventually happen while the contract renewal of fellow Zimbabwean Method Mwanjali is still unsettled as a dark cloud continues to hang over his head in the Asiagate match-fixing scandal for which he is still banned for life by Zifa.