Mamelodi Sundowns defender Ricardo Nascimento has extended his contract with the club until June 2023.
“Ricardo Nascimento has committed to a three-year contract with Mamelodi Sundowns having joined the Brazilians in July 2016 from Academica in the Primera League in Portugal,” said a statement from Mamelodi Sundowns.
“The Brazillian’s composure in difficult moments makes him a huge asset not only in defending but also in attack as his nifty craft of taking penalties makes him one of the key penalty takers. He has thus far scored thirteen goals in all competitions since joining the team in 2016.
“The defender had a rocky start to the season when he faced a groin injury scare, that required him to undergo an operation and had his rehab work done in Brazil now back and playing at his best Nascimento is ready to play again once the league resumes.
“Having played in the CAF Champions League for the past 3 seasons The defender’s most memorable moment is scoring that crucial goal in the CAF Super Cup clash against TP Mazembe, at the time the Brazilian had been at the Club for only seven months and made a memorable contribution for Mamelodi Sundowns to lift the maiden CAF Super Cup.
“Nascimento’s new contract will see him at Chloorkop until 2023.”