- Current PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns have announced the they have secured the services of Ricardo Nascimento for another three years
- The team announced that Nascimentop extended his contract and will be with the club until 2023
- The 23-year-old joined Masandawana in July 2016 from Portugal side Academica
Brazilian defender Ricardo Nascimento has signed a three-year contract extension with reigning Premier Soccer League champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
The 33-year-old centre-back, who arrived at Chloorkop from Academica in 2016, will now remain at the club until 2023.
Masandawana announced in a statement which read:
"Ricardo Nascimento has committed to a three-year contract with Mamelodi Sundowns having joined the Brazilians in July 2016 from Academica in the Primera League in Portugal."
Nascimento expressed that he was delighted to renew his contract with the Brazilians.
"I feel very happy about the confidence Mamelodi Sundowns has shown in me and my football abilities.
"I want to thank the president, Dr Patrice Motsepe, the board and the technical team with Coach Pitso. From the start, I was well-received by all the supporters and I to thank the supporters and my teammates for making me feel so welcome."
As the PSL is set to resume in August, the defending champions are four points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs. However, Sundowns have played one less game than Amakhosi.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Masandawana have also signed Lesedi Kapinga on a five-year deal. Kapinga was released early by Black Leopards to allow the player to join Sundowns before the end of the 2019/20 season.
The 25-year old attacking midfielder was released by Leopards after his contract with the club expired at the end of last month.
Kapinga has been amazing for Lidoda Duvha this season and he was heavily linked with Gauteng clubs, Sundowns, SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates.
Masandawana confirmed in a statement that their new arrival is "currently in isolation as part of the Covid-19 protocols and will interact with the rest of the squad in person once his isolation period is completed".
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