Mamelodi Sundowns Unveils Matias Esquivel: A New Addition to the Squad
Reigning DStv Premiership champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, have officially welcomed Matias Esquivel to their ranks, making him their second signing in the January transfer window.
Hailing from Argentina, the 24-year-old midfielder arrives from Club Atletico Lanus, a prominent team in the Argentine Primera Division.
A Noteworthy Arrival
Matias Esquivel’s arrival in South Africa made headlines as he touched down at OR Tambo International Airport, creating anticipation among fans eager to witness his contribution to the Sundowns.
Squad Diversity with South American Talents
Esquivel joins a squad already boasting a rich South American presence, becoming the sixth player from the continent in the Tshwane giants’ lineup.
Sundowns feature talents like Erwin Saavedra (Bolivia), Marcelo Allende (Chile), Junior Mendieta (Argentina), Gaston Sirino (Uruguay), and Lucas Ribeiro (Brazil).
Versatility and Competition in Midfield
Primarily a central midfielder, Esquivel faces competition in a talented midfield, contending with players such as Teboho Mokoena, Bathusi Aubaas, Sipho Mbule, and Bongani Zungu.
His adaptability is evident as he can also play as an attacking midfielder or a right winger, offering the team flexibility in various formations.
Impressive Career Stats
Esquivel brings a commendable track record from his time in Argentina, having played for Club Atletico Talleres before his loan spell at Club Atletico Lanus.
In 126 appearances across all competitions, he has contributed significantly with 13 goals and 16 assists, showcasing his prowess in both scoring and creating opportunities.
Debut Anticipation and Upcoming Fixture
Sundowns fans can look forward to Esquivel’s potential debut on February 14, when the league resumes after the 2023 AFCON break.
The team will be facing Golden Arrows at Mpumalanga Stadium, providing an exciting opportunity for the newcomer to make his mark on the field.
Reflecting on the Past: Doctor Khumalo’s 1998 FIFA World Cup Experience
As Sundowns embrace new talent, the club also takes a moment to reflect on historical milestones.
In a related story, Doctor Khumalo shares insights into his experiences during the 1998 FIFA World Cup, adding a nostalgic touch to the broader narrative of the team’s journey.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn