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Mamelodi Sundowns have approached Sello Nduna, Bloemfontein Celtic's communications manager, to join their club in the new season.
Sowetan has it on good authority that Nduna was approached by Afzal Khan, the Brazilians' executive director, with an offer to become a Sundawana.
However, Khan yesterday denied that there were moves by Sundowns to recruit Nduna, the man behind Celtic's massive support.
"To do what? It's not true at all, we've got too many people [working at Sundowns], unless you fire somebody," said Khan.
Sowetan has also learnt that another Premiership club tried to lure Nduna two weeks ago, but he declined the offer to work for them on a full-time basis.
Approached for comment, Nduna said: "This is news to me. Our source, however, insists that the hard-working Nduna is targeted by the big-spending Sundowns.
"It is strange that the rumours surface at the time when I'm busy mobilising support for people to vote for Celtic to take part in the Telkom Charity Cup,' said Nduna.
"We are busy visiting bus terminuses, taxi ranks and shopping malls in the Free State to urge people to vote for Celtic. Subsequent to that, we will be going outside Free State.
"We have massive support in Soweto, Katlehong, Mamelodi, Polokwane and Nelspruit. We are confident that Celtic will be one of the four participating clubs," said Nduna, a teacher at Tsoseletso High School.
The popular Nduna joined Celtic in 1999 as a public relations officer from a local community radio station in Bloemfontein where he was a sports presenter.
Nduna was recruited by Petros "Whitehead" Molemela, former owner of Phunya SeleSele, who is now the life president of the green-and-white clad club.