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Mamelodi Sundowns has their eyes on two overseas-based players

Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe confirmed on Thursday that the club is in the market for new signings ahead of the coming season.

The defending league champions went into the break just four points behind log leaders and will look to claim a third straight title if action resumes in the coming weeks.

Having secured the services of coach Pitso Mosimane, as well as two players who signed for next season, Motsepe says the backroom staff is hard at work to add to the squad, with two of the club’s transfer targets based outside South Africa.

“Yugesh [Singh] has done excellently, so has Kenneth [Makhanya], so has Sizwe [Ndimande] and the rest of the technical team,” Motsepe said during a media briefing on Thursday. “All of the players who are part of our plans for the future, we feel comfortable the good work has been done. Part of the challenge is that two of the players we are chasing are not in South Africa.”

-Patrice Motsepe

Sundowns will welcome veteran midfielder George Maluleka in the coming season, after the player signed a pre-contract from Kaizer Chiefs earlier in the year.

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Another player set to join the Brazilians is highly-rated young midfielder Grant Margeman, who the club had been courting from first-division outfit Ajax Cape Town.

The club has also been linked with a number of players, both in the local league and abroad.

One of the men rumoured to be of interest to Sundowns is Maritzburg United goalkeeper, Richard Ofori, who has been one of the standout shot-stoppers this season.

They are also said to be eyeing Black Leopards attacking midfielder, Lesedi Kapinga, for whom they are in competition with rivals Orlando Pirates.

Outside South Africa, Sundowns reportedly chased after former Chiefs striker Knowledge Musona during the January transfer window. The Zimbabwean international is currently in the books of Belgian giants, Anderlecht, who loaned him out to first division club, Eupen on deadline day.

Sundowns recently announced a contract extension for Mosimane, who is set to remain at the club for another four years.