CAPE TOWN – South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns have made their third significant signing of the off-season in the shape of Venezuelan striker Jose Ali Meza.
The Brazilians announced the arrival of the 27-year-old Meza on Twitter on Wednesday.
He joins Bafana Bafana midfielder Andile Jali and Toni Silva as the new faces at Chloorkop.
Meza may be regarded as a replacement for Khama Billiat – who has joined Kaizer Chiefs – and probably Percy Tau, who is looking for an overseas deal.
Meza is quite similar in stature to Billiat and Tau at 1.71m tall. His last club was Oriente Petrolero in Bolivia, the same team where Gaston Sirino comes from.
Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane will be hoping that Meza is as sharp as Sirino, who has impressed since he joined the club in January.
Meza will compete with the likes of Sirino and Jeremy Brockie for a place upfront. “Let’s Welcome Venezuelan star José Alí Meza to the Brazilian family Masandawana!” Sundowns tweeted with a picture of Meza.