CAPE TOWN – It was one of the worst-kept secrets in the local transfer market, and now it has been finalised – Lyle Lakay is a Mamelodi Sundowns player.
Lakay has rejuvenated his career at Cape Town City to such an extent that Pitso Mosimane came calling to lure the left winger to Chloorkop.
It is the biggest move of the 26-year-old’s journey in the top-flight, having first emerged out of SuperSport United’s academy in 2009 to go on loan to FC Cape Town for two seasons.
The left winger’s breakthrough came in 2012 when he joined Bloemfontein Celtic, where he spent five years before moving back to his home town on Benni McCarthy’s watch.
Lakay has been a key figure for Cape Town City, and his ability to score goals and get in crosses could add a new dynamic to the Sundowns attack.