Lyle Lakay deal still being tied up

17 July 2018 - 07:39
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa
Cape Town City's Lyle Lakay.
Cape Town City's Lyle Lakay.

It's only a matter of time before Lyle Lakay, 26, makes his switch from Cape Town City to Mamelodi Sundowns.

"We are talking to Sundowns, but it is not concluded yet," City boss John Comitis told Sowetan yesterday.

Comitis was in Johannesburg recently to meet with the Sundowns management.

The Citizens are keen to let go of Lakay after snapping up Gift Links, who's a direct replacement, from Egyptian side Pyramids.

Sundowns, meanwhile, have welcomed 20-year-old centre-back Tristan Moses after his contract with Kaizer Chiefs ended last month.

Moses's arrival at Chloorkop takes Sundowns' signings tally to five after the acquisition of Toni Silva, Katlego Otladisa, Andile Jali and Jose Ali Meza.

Elsewhere, Orlando Pirates are still looking at Brazilian defender Caio Marcelo, who has featured in their friendlies. He's from Vasco da Gama and he's accompanied by a goalkeeper named Pepe.

Former Platinum Stars marksman Maboke Matlakala is expected to sign for Free State Stars but the two parties are still talking.

Experienced defender Thabiso Semenya, 35, could land a deal with PSL newcomers Black Leopards, while another defender Lehlohonolo Nonyane is tipped to join Bidvest Wits following his departure from Golden Arrows.

Veteran defender Vuyo Mere, 34, has also been training with the Clever Boys hoping to land a deal after leaving relegated Platinum Stars.

Swazi winger Justice Figuareido has also impressed at Maritzburg United and his club, Manzini Sundowns, claim a deal is imminent.

Meanwhile, former Tottenham Hotspur defender Bongani Khumalo has left Wits and is training with his old club, SuperSport United.