Mamelodi Sundowns have officially confirmed the signing of Surprise Ralani from fellow DStv Premiership outfit Cape Town City.
The Brazilians have since completed their first signing of the January transfer window after they completed the signing of Surprise Ralani from Eric Tinkler’s side.
📝 | City can confirm we have reached an agreement with Mamelodi Sundowns over the transfer of Surprise Ralani. The winger will join Sundowns on the 1st of January 2022.
We thank Spiro for an excellent 3 years at the club and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/MzGoqzVT4i
— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) December 28, 2021
The 34-year-old attacker will join the Brazilians on an 18-month contract with the option to extend it for another year, which will see him remain at Masandawana until the end of the 2022-23 season.
There's a new Brazilian in town! 🔥
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) December 28, 2021
Ralani brings a wealth of experience to the club, having scored 44 goals and assisted a further 54 from 307 appearances in all competitions playing for the likes of turned out for Helsingborg, IFK Hässleholm, Landskrona, Lyngby BK and Cape Town City
Sundowns have since released a statement confirming the capture of Ralani, which reads as follows:
“Mamelodi Sundowns are delighted to welcome attacker Bradley “Surprise” Ralani from Cape Town City. The Kimberley-born midfielder makes his way to Tshwane to represent The Brazilians following the signing of an 18 months deal, with a one-year option to extend.”
“Ralani – who started his career locally at the Stars of Africa academy – is an experienced campaigner who has plied his trade in Norway and Sweden, representing numerous clubs including IFK Hässleholm, Helsingborg, Landskrona & Lyngby BK before returning so South Africa in 2018 to join City.
“Surprise has been a prominent player in his time in the Mother City, contributing goals and assists and becoming the clubs all-time leading goalscorer earlier this season. The attacker’s form for The Citizens Eric this season has seen him make 16 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and two assists in the process.
“When the team returns to training at Chloorkop, Ralani will be linking up with a familiar face when he reunites with former teammate Kermit Erasmus, who also signed from the Cape Town outfit.
“Welcome to Bafana Ba Style, Surprise.”
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