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Tovey praises Tyren Arendse


Mamelodi Sundowns joint coach Neil Tovey believes the club's latest signing Tyren Arendse will add value to the star-studded Chloorkop team.

Arendse was signed from rivals Orlando Pirates in an exchange deal that saw 'Downs striker Paulos Masehe transferred to Pirates.

"Tyren is a fantastic acquisition," Tovey told the official Sundowns website.

He added: "I have watched him closely at work and I am convinced that he was completely played out of position at his previous club.

"When he arrived at Pirates from Santos, he had been described as one of the deadliest right sided attackers on the domestic front. But he did not really live up to expectations simply because he was played as a target man.

"I think he is more effective attacking from the right or when attacking from just behind the target men. Tyren brings something extra to the team and not only strengthens the team in terms of depth, but will add a little more competition.

"However, this does not mean he is simply going to walk into the squad. He is going to work very hard like the rest of the players to earn a starting place in the team."

Tovey said it was sad to see Paulos Masehe go, a player he described as a "model professional - level-headed, hard working and a bright youngster with lots of potential".

"But unfortunately he has to come up against the kind of players we have and was sadly kept on the sidelines a lot. Injuries also played havoc with his career, but I am sure Pirates have an idea where to play him. We will all miss him, but wish him the best of luck at his new club," concluded Tovey.

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