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Phakaaathi Reporter
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8 May 2018
11:40 am

Silva looking to make an impact at Sundowns

Phakaaathi Reporter

Guinea Bissau international Toni Silva is ready to make his mark at Mamelodi Sundowns.

Thulani Serero battles Toni Brito Silva Sa during the International friendly match between South Africa and Guinea-Bissau at Moses Mabhida Stadium on March 25, 2017 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

The former Liverpool player, who signed for Sundowns recently, hopes the three-year contract he signed with the Brazilians will help him realise hios dream of winning the Caf Champions League.

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“I have been moving around,” Silva was quoted as saying by IOL. “But playing in different countries and different leagues has made me get a wide range of experience. I have learnt something from everywhere I have been and that’s what happens when you have been all over.

“You grow as a person and have a worldly insight from the different cultures and different conditions that you have faced. Moving around helped me deal with everything that’s been thrown in my direction. Now I am here at Sundowns. I am happy to be here and I hope to stay here for a long time.”

“Winning the Champions League is my biggest target with the club,” Silva continued. “I know the club’s history and I am coming here to add a chapter and win trophies. I signed for Sundowns because they have been following me for the last two years.

“They tried to bring me here last season but they couldn’t because the team I was with (APO Levadiakos), was asking for a lot of money. Now that I am a free player, I decided to come here.”

“All I have to do to fit in here is give it my best and fight to play,” Silva said. “It won’t be easy. I watched two of their games and they are a good team with good players. I even spoke with the coach and the staff, telling them that I like the football the team plays.”

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