The Brazilians are trying all they can to take back their PLS title this season but that won’t come as easy as they wish.

At least two Mamelodi Sundowns players have told the club management that they want to leave the club for one reason or the other.

The players revealed that they remain in the team because they are bound by contract and not because they want to be with the Chloorkop-based side.

Top defender Siyanda Zwane and goalkeeper Thela Ngobeni told the media that they would have preferred moves away from Pitso Mosimane’s team.

Zwane prefers a move to Orlando Pirates while Ngobeni wants a move to Kaizer Chiefs.

The duo played for the Brazilians’ MultiChoice Diski Challenge team in last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic in Durban.

Zwane said on Monday that he had hoped the team would not exercise the option to extend his contract when it came to an end in June so he can join his desired club.

“I am playing in the MDC is because I am starved for action. I didn’t get much game time last season. This was the first game in over eight months that I played from start to finish. This is my last season at Sundowns. People have forgotten about me because I have not been playing.

“I did ask for a transfer but it was declined and the club opted to exercise their right for a one year extension of my contract. They decided against letting me go because I am registered for the team’s Caf Champions League campaign and we do not have that many players available for the competition.

“There were teams I was speaking to including Orlando Pirates who wanted to use me regularly. We were waiting to see what Sundowns would do with the option to extend on my contract.

“A player like me should not be on the bench. I mean, I am 32 now and I have a few years left to play. I love Sundowns whole heartedly but sometimes love is not everything and you have to put it aside,” said Zwane.