Boutouil wants to help Sundowns to African glory



The Mamelodi Sundowns have finally managed to sign Moroccan defender Abdelmounaim Boutouil, who reportedly joined the team in July this year.

The 24-year-old Moroccan centre-back was unveiled today by Masandawana as he put on paper a five-year contract with the DStv Premiership champions.

After playing briefly for Raja Casablanca – a side that regularly competes in the CAF Champions League – Boutouil says he wants to help the Downs realize their dream of winning the Champions League for the second time. Downs won his one and only title in 2016 under Pitso Mosimane and has failed to reach the final since.

The 2020 Africa Cup of Nations winner says he wants to see Sundowns repeat the feat of winning every trophy on offer in the Premier Soccer League after winning the league, Nedbank Cup and MTN8 last season.

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“I am the first Moroccan player to come and play in South Africa, so I am here to represent my country as a Sundowns player,” the club’s website said.

“I feel very happy to join one of the biggest clubs in Africa. My objective is to win all the local cups in PSL and what is very important for me and for the club is to win the League champions,” he added.