Mamelodi Sundowns Star hand in his transfer request to Masandawana.
Divine Lunga, the 28-year-old Zimbabwean left-back, has reportedly requested to leave Mamelodi Sundowns in the January transfer window.
Divine Lunga Frustrated By Lack Of Game-Time
Lunga is unhappy with his situation at the club, where he has made only eight starts since joining from Golden Arrows in 2021.
Lunga was loaned back to Arrows for the 2022/23 season, but he has been missing in action this term.
He is failing to make Rhulani Mokwena’s playing squad despite being fully fit.
Seeking A New Challenge
According to local publication Soccer Laduma, Lunga is pushing for an exit from the Brazilians in January.
He wants to either be loaned out or released by the club.
Lunga is looking for more playing time and a new challenge elsewhere.
Lunga is a regular for the Zimbabwe national team, having featured in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2023 World Cup qualifiers.
He is regarded as one of the best left-backs in the continent, and he could attract interest from other clubs in South Africa or abroad.
A Blow For The Champions
Lunga’s departure would be a blow for Mamelodi Sundowns, who are the defending DStv Premiership champions.
Lunga is a versatile and reliable defender, who can also play as a winger or a wing-back.
He has contributed to the club’s success with his pace, crossing, and defensive skills.
Lunga’s exit would leave Mokwena with fewer options at the back, especially with the possibility of injuries and suspensions.
Lunga’s contract with Sundowns runs until 2025, so the club could demand a fee for his services.
Mokwena will have to decide whether to grant Lunga’s wish or persuade him to stay at the club.
Lunga will have to weigh his options and choose the best move for his career.