Tashreeq Matthews (23) Completes Move to Mamelodi Sundowns

IK Sirius has officially confirmed the transfer of Tashreeq Matthews to Mamelodi Sundowns.

The 23-year-old midfielder, regarded as one of South Africa’s most promising talents, returns to his homeland after a successful stint in Scandinavia.

Matthews, a former Ajax Cape Town youth player, showcased his prowess on the field during his time with Sirius.

Tashreeq Matthews has joined Mamelodi Sundowns

Tashreeq Matthews has joined Mamelodi Sundowns

In 2023, he played a pivotal role in helping the Swedish club navigate a relegation battle.

His impressive tally of 10 goals and nine assists played a crucial part in Sirius’ late-season resurgence.

The announcement of Matthews’ transfer was made by Sirius Football on a Friday evening, stating, “Sirius Football has agreed with the South African club Mamelodi Sundowns FC on the transfer of Tashreeq Matthews.”

The Tashreeq Matthews story

This move signifies a major step in the career of the Hanover Park-born midfielder.

Matthews joined Sirius in 2022, following his time at Varberg in the Swedish Allsvenskan, where he played alongside other South African talents like Luke Le Roux and Keanan Ayer.

His journey in European football began in 2018 when he left South Africa to join Borussia Dortmund.

However, due to registration issues, his stay in Germany was short-lived, leading to loan spells in the Netherlands and Sweden.

It was at Varberg that Matthews truly began to make a name for himself, earning him a move to IK Sirius in 2022.

Despite reported interest from various European clubs, it was the offer from Mamelodi Sundowns that proved most enticing for the versatile midfielder.

As Matthews returns to South Africa, the spotlight now shifts to Sundowns’ ambitious transfer plans.

The club is currently in discussions regarding the potential transfer of Thembinkosi Lorch from Orlando Pirates.

The outcome of this negotiation could add another layer of excitement to Sundowns’ already impressive squad.

Sundowns, known for their assertiveness in the transfer market, continue to make strategic moves to solidify their dominance in South African football.

As Matthews settles into the Sundowns setup, football fans eagerly wait to see how his talents will contribute to the team’s success.

With both Matthews and the addition of Lorch, Mamelodi Sundowns are shaping up to be a formidable force.

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