Mamelodi Sundowns’ signing of Bolivian midfielder Erwin Saavedra and Ethiopian striker Abubeker Nasir Ahmed further demonstrated just how much the champions have recruited over the years of the PSL era.
Saavedra comes from central South America after Sundowns paid R10m to lure him from Bolivar FC.
He arrives as a full international who also played for his football club in Brazil and is the first Bolivian to play for the Brazilians.
Rising star Nasir has been dropped from Ethiopian Coffee SC and becomes the first Ethiopian to play for the club.
At the start of this season, Downs brought in Pavol Safranko from Slovakia.
Safranko had won caps for his country before moving to Chloorkop where he scored five goals in 17 appearances.
The Brazilians have had players from four continents and more than 30 countries during the PSL years.
Zimbabwe has been dominant and is the only double digit country of Henry McKop, Nelson Bandura, Peter Ndlovu, Esrom Nyandoro, Khama Billiat, Nyasha Mushekwi, Alois Bunjira, Method Mwanjali to flops like Simba Nhivi Sithole.
Downs has had players from Argentina, Belgium, Burundi, Chile, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Uruguay, Venezuela and the Netherlands.
Algeria – Fares Hachi
Argentina – Emiliano Tade, Vicente Principiano
Belgium – Glenn Verbauwhede
Botswana – Mogakolodi Ngele
Brazil – Eduardo Ferreira, Ricardo Nascimento
Burundi – Son Abdul Razak
Cameroon – Roger Feutmba, Alain Amougou, Christian Moudouthe-Bille
Chile –Jorge Acuna
Colombia – Leonardo Castro
Congo (Kinshasa) –Patrick Apataki Kifu
Ivory Coast – Siaka ‘Chico’ Tiene, Yannick Zakri, Bangaly Soumahoro, Frank Guela, Adama Outtarra
Eswatini – Sibusiso Dlamini
Ghana – Mumuni Abubakar, Brimah Razak, Rashid Sumaila, Emmanuel Baffour
Guinea-Bissau –Tony Silva
Kenya –Brian Mandela Onyango
Liberia –Anthony Laffor
Malawi – Ernest Mtawali, Chancey Gondwe
mozambique – Elias ‘Dominguez’ Pelembe, Dario Monteiro, Victor ‘Vitinho’ dos Santos, Antonio ‘Paulito’ Trigo
Namibia – Peter Shalulile, Sydney Plaatjies, Ronnie Kanelelo
Netherlands –Alje Schut
New Zealand – Jeremy Brockie
Nigeria – Raphael Chukwu, Solomon Okpako, Muisi Ajao, Teslim Fatusi, Soga Sambo
Senegal – Mame Niang
Go – Dove Woman
Uganda –Denis Onyango
Uruguay – Gaston Sirino, Bryan Aldave
Venezuela – Jose Torrealba, Jose Ali Meza, Rafael Dudamel
Zambia – Kennedy Mweene, Rotson Kilambe, Felix Katongo, Collins Mbesuma, Sashi Chalwe, Mukuka Mulenga, Gift Kampamba
Zimbabwe – Nelson Bandura, Khama Billiat, Alois Bunjira, Devine Lunga, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Cuthbert Malajila, Henry McKop, Nyasha Mushekwi, Lionel Mutizwa, Method Mwanjali, Peter Ndlovu, Esrom Nyandoro, Simba Nhivi Sithole