Mamelodi Sundownsâ€™ technical panel is divided on whether it should offer revitalised midfielder Joseph â€˜Shakiraâ€™ Kamwendo an outright contract.
While the clubâ€™s head scout, Ian Gorowa, and his deputy Ernest â€˜Wireâ€™ Mtawali have recommended to management that Kamwendo should be offered a contract, head of development and former Bafana Bafana coach, Trott Moloto, is reported to have a different position.
This has forced the clubâ€™s coach Johan Neeskens to demand DVDs of the Flames recent 2014 World Cup and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Kenya, Nigeria and Chad, to help him come up with a position.
A well-placed source confided in Nation Online that while Gorowa and Mtawali were impressed with Kamwendoâ€™s performance, Moloto was a bit sceptical.
“Moloto was of the opinion that while Kamwendo has indeed breathed new life into his game, he is not any better than the players that are there,” said the source.
Kamwendoâ€™s local team Mighty Wanderers chairperson George Chamangwana confirmed being asked by Sundowns officials to send copies of the DVDs.
“Actually, we sent the DVDs last week and we are crossing our fingers that Sundowns will take the player on board because he has regained form,” said Chamangwana.
While confirming that Sundowns had shown interest, Kamwendo could not shed more light on the issue.
Mtawali, who starred for the Brazilians in the 1980s, also kept a tight lid on the issue.
“That issue is purely administrative. For now, I would not want to comment,” said Mtawali from Johannesburg.