Makudubela tops switch wishlist of one other East African champion

Because the clock ticks down on Mahlatse ‘Skudu’ Makudubela’s contract with Tanzanian champions Younger Africans, whispers of his subsequent transfer are echoing throughout East Africa.

The skilful winger, who etched his title in historical past as the primary South African footballer to grace the Tanzanian league, is drawing the eager eye of one other regional powerhouse.

A yr after his groundbreaking transfer, former Marumo Gallants and Orlando Pirates attacker Makudubela stands as a league champion with Yanga, the primary league title of his profession. The clock is ticking on his one-year keep, and the shortage of reports a couple of doable extension has solely intensified hypothesis.


The pull of South Africa is robust, however whispers from inside Rwandan soccer circles recommend a distinct path. An insider at APR FC discloses that Makudubela has caught the attention of the newly topped champions of the Rwandan league.

Mahlatse ‘Skudu’ Makudubela of Young Africans
Mahlatse ‘Skudu’ Makudubela/Younger Africans

The Rwandan connection dates again to January when Makudubela’s dazzling efficiency in opposition to APR FC within the Mapinduzi Cup, held in Zanzibar, left an enduring impression. “His expertise is plain, particularly as we gear up for the CAF Champions League. We’re holding a detailed watch on his contract scenario at Yanga,” a membership insider mentioned.

The prospect of gracing the continental stage as soon as extra, coupled with the opportunity of one other title in a brand new land, could show irresistible for the 34-year-old. But, he stays a coveted asset, with two South African Premiership groups additionally vying for his signature.

Because the switch window looms, Makudubela stands at a crossroads. His subsequent transfer may solidify his legacy, not simply as a pioneer however as a league champion in two completely different East African nations. In the meantime, Makudubela will probably be hoping Yanga may full the double after they face Azam FC on June 2 in Arusha.

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