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Tinkler Confirms City Signing From Sundowns

Cape Town City head coach Eric Tinkler has confirmed the club has secured the signing of Thabiso Kutumela from Mamelodi Sundowns on a season-long loan.

Kutumela, 29, has been linked with moves to Cape Town Spurs, AmaZulu and City after it had been made clear that he’s searching for regular first-team football.

Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena stated over the past week that they are looking to ‘clarify’ his future and with Kutumela in the stands at Athlone Stadium it became clear.

“Correct, we feel we need a little bit more depth and opportunity for someone who has goalscoring attributes and someone I’ve worked with before,” Tinkler confirmed when asked about Kutumela’s signing.

“We’re very, very happy to bring him because obviously, he will give us an added number.”

Kutumela scored five goals and registered six assists in 38 games for Sundowns since his move from Maritzburg United, the club where he worked with Tinkler, back in 2021.

Thabiso Kutumela of South Africa during 2023 African Nations Championship Qualifiers match between South Africa and Angola at Dobsonville Stadium on the 04 September 2022 © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.