Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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22 Jul 2015
12:14 pm

Tuks’ hopes rest on Nkoana’s shoulders

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

University of Pretoria unveiled six new signings at the launch of the club's 2015/2016 campaign.

Thabiso Nkoana. (Photo by Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images)

Thabiso Nkoana was unveiled as one of the new signing and is thrilled to be with AmaTuks.

“I would like to thank Tuks for giving me this opportunity and I’m looking forward to grabbing this opportunity with both hands. Hopefully, I will do well in the 2015/16 season,” said Nkoana.

The striker was brought in to replace Geoffrey Massa who has signed for Bloemfontein Celtic. Massa had a superb season with Tuks scoring crucial goals for the Pretoria outfit before he was snapped up by Siwelele.

Nkoana spent last season on loan at Ajax Cape Town.

The signing of Kingston Nkhatha, Dove Wome and Jeremy Brockie made it clear that he wouldn’t be part of his mother club SuperSport United’s plans this season.

Mpumalanga Black Aces were reported to be after Nkoana’s signature but the deal fell through.

Nkoana has put all of that behind him, saying: “There is no need for me to cry and be emotional about the movement. I am still in Pretoria.”

“There was an option for them (Ajax) buying me by they didn’t take it. Only the Ajax boss know what is happening, I don’t have more information about that.”

When asked about whether he would have liked to return to Matsatsantsa a Pitori, Nkoana said: “Being loyal to one team is something else, it’s good for us as players to grow big and learn about the culture of the team. But when you are leaving it’s something else.”

An optimistic Nkoana is looking forward to achieving more at Tuks.

“You have to go somewhere and start a new life, maybe wherever you are going, you will achieve more than where you were before,” concluded Nkoana.