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Booth backs Modiba to flourish at Sundowns

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Aubrey Modiba (Gallo Images)
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Former Bafana Bafana defender Matthew Booth reckons Aubrey Modiba will make an impact at Mamelodi Sundowns despite Pitso Mosimane's absence.

Modiba's move from SuperSport United to Sundowns was confirmed on Friday, and he has signed a five-year deal with the Chloorkop outfit.

The midfielder's long-time admirer Mosimane left Masandawana this week to take the job at Al Ahly in Egypt, but Booth doesn't think it will negatively influence Modiba's time at the Brazilians.

“A team like Sundowns is the only one buying players these days, Sundowns have been rather shrewd in their signings,” Booth told Goal.

“They are creating an even more formidable squad, obviously Aubrey had a fantastic season. He did well in the last two seasons.

“He’s been very consistent for SuperSport and he’s quite deserving of making a move to [Kaizer] Chiefs, [Orlando] Pirates or Sundowns.

“So, I’m very happy for him. It’s nice to see he has gone with confidence despite the fact it’s quite a big squad. It’s a character from him you know.”

“Without a doubt [he will be a valuable player], I would say so. I think Pitso, the fact he, not only admired him but saw there was an opportunity or a spot for him to contribute,” he added.

“Just the fact that Pitso is not there anymore doesn’t mean it’s not a good move. So, as long as there’s a coach that utilizes him and as Pitso was foreseeing it, then obviously he’s good to go.”

- TEAMtalk media

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