Mamelodi-born Lebese heads to Sundowns

Kaizer Chiefs GM Bobby Motaung confirmed that the deal was concluded on Thursday afternoon

George Lebese has concluded his transfer from Kaizer Chiefs to Mamelodi Sundowns, ending speculation regarding his future.

The Glamour Boys announced on their website that the player was released for an undisclosed fee to join the Brazilians.

Kaizer Chiefs GM Bobby Motaung confirmed the deal was concluded on Thursday afternoon. “We’ve seen Lebese grow with us and we released him at his request. We are happy that the negotiations went well and an agreement has been reached with Sundowns,” he said.

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He said Chiefs do not stand in the way of players who expressed a desire to leave. “It’s our policy. We thank Lebese for his contribution to the success of the team and wish him all of the best in his future endeavours,” said Motaung.

The 28-year-old Mamelodi-born forward leaves Naturena after nine years with the Soweto giants.

Sundowns tweeted the news and officially unveiled the latest winger. “I’m George Lebese from Mamelodi, Pretoria. Ka Bo Yellow!” he said in a video clip on Twitter.

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The Brazilians will start their 2017/18 campaign on Sunday, when they host Maritzburg United in the quarterfinals of the MTN8 competition. It remains to be seen if the player will make his official debut for the club on the day.

The African champions are still to register Lebese for the knockout stages of the 2017 Caf Champions League.