Sundowns defender Nascimento signs new deal

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Ricardo Nascimento has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at the club until June 2023.

The Brazilian centre-back has been an excellent signing for the club since his arrival in 2016, when he had been playing for Portuguese side Academica.

“I feel very happy about the confidence Mamelodi Sundowns has shown in me and my football abilities,” he told his club’s website. “I want to thank the President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, the Board and the Technical team with Coach Pitso. From the start, I was well-received by all the supporters and I to thank the supporters and my teammates for making me feel so welcome.

“My family and I are enjoying the country and I must certainly say that South Africa is my second home.

“I want to promise Mamelodi Sundowns that I want to help the club win more titles starting with the League and Nedbank Cup this season. I also want Sundowns to win the CAF Champions League and make more history.”

Nascimento has made over 100 appearances since his arrival at The Brazilians, scoring 13 goals, the majority of which have come from the penalty spot.