Black Leopards’ Mendes relishing South African challenge

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New Black Leopards goalkeeper Jonas Mendes says he is happy to be with his new side and hopes to do well. The Guinea-Bissau international arrived in Limpopo on Tuesday on an undisclosed term and trained with his new teammates.

A five-time player of the season in his home country, Mendes faces competition from King Ndlovu and Rotshidzwa Mukeka at Leopards. New as he is, Mendes is confident Leopards is going to do well next season.

The 29-year-old featured for his country in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where they managed a point from three group stage games.

Mendes reveals that he did not know anything about Lidoda Duvha, just about other Premier Soccer League sides from his countryman and former Mamelodi Sundowns man Toni Silva. – Report by Lethabo Kganyago