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Phakaaathi Reporter
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25 Aug 2017
12:28 pm

Tinkler backs SuperSport’s new signing

Phakaaathi Reporter

SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler is confident new signing Azubuike Egwuekwe will add value to  the team.

SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Egwuekwe joined the Pretoria outfit from Finnish side KuPS on a three-year deal and began training with the team on Thursday.

The Nigerian defender is set to give United’s centre-backs good competition.

“He [Engwueke] will train with us [Thursday], and he’s a player we obviously scouted,” said Tinkler before officially unveiling Egwuekwe.

“We saw quite a few of the videos and we also spoke to quite a few people in Nigeria, just to make sure that he’s been playing and that [he’s a plausible option].

“It’s always hard when you sign someone off videos and opinions alone, sometimes you have to bring them here and have a look at them, but all the information we got regarding him was all very positive. So he was one that we’ve basically signed without a trial.”