Players who left Mamelodi Sundowns for Amakhosi

With Khama Billiat having secured a move to Kaizer Chiefs from Mamelodi Sundowns, Goal takes a look at players who left the Brazilians for Amakhosi down the years.

Donald ‘Ace’ Khuse | The legendary midfielder was signed by Amakhosi in 1989 after a three-year spell with Sundowns. In 1993, Ace left Amakhosi for Turkey where he played for Gençlerbirliği and Antalyaspor having an enjoyed a lot of success with the Soweto giants. Upon his return to South Africa he joined Chiefs’ technical team.

Fabian McCathy | The retired central defender spent three years with Sundowns, before joining Chiefs in 2003. The former Bafana Bafana international won several major trophies including two PSL titles between 2004 and 2005 with Amakhosi, before leaving the club for Moroka Swallows in 2008.

Jose Torrealba | The Venezuelan striker signed a pre-contract with Chiefs whilst playing for Sundowns in January 2008. Torrealba was released by Sundowns in the same month and he moved to Venezuelan club Deportivo Táchira on a short-term deal. He officially joined Amakhosi in July 2008 and he spent two-and-a-half seasons with the club, before leaving the Soweto giants for Mineros de Guayana of Venezuela in January 2011.

Josta Dladla | The former attacking midfielder surprisingly left Sundowns for Chiefs after five years with the Tshwane giants in 2009. The former Bafana player had a very successful six-year year stint with Amakhosi winning many trophies, before joining Moroka Swallows in 2015.

Katlego Mphela | The veteran striker secured a move to Chiefs from Sundowns midway through the 2013/14 season. The former South Africa international left Amakhosi at the end of the 2014/15 season after helping the club win two major trophies and he joined ambitious National First Division (NFD) side Royal Eagles.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele | The versatile defender is another player, who left Sundowns for Chiefs in a shock move after leading the Brazilians to the 2015/16 PSL title as club captain. The former University of Pretoria player has gone on to establish himself as one of Amakhosi’s key players.

Leonardo Castro | The Colombian marksman joined Chiefs from Sundowns midway through the 2017/18 campaign having helped the Brazilians win the 2016 Caf Champions League amongst other trophies. The 29-year-old helped the Soweto giants finish in the top three in the league and they qualified for the 2018/19 Caf Confederation Cup.

Khama Billiat | The Zimbabwe international became the latest player to move from Sundowns to Chiefs after completing his move to the Naturena-based side on Friday. The highly-rated forward played an important role in helping the Brazilians clinching seven major trophies between 2013 and 2018.

 



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