Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Nato joins University of Pretoria?

Gaborone United (GU) crafty midfielder, Ofentse Nato, might be heading for South African Premier League this coming season.

Information reaching Telegraph Sport is that Nato has impressed at the recent trials at The University of Pretoria and they want to sign him immediately.

Nato went for week-long trials at the team that just gained promotion and is reported to be on his way to South Africa this week.

“Nato was not even supposed to go for trials at the University of Pretoria. He is a player who should have been signed right away because he has impeccable international experience. But I can confirm to you that University of Pretoria wants to sign him because there are other teams that are also interested in him,” said a source.

Efforts to get hold of GU Secretary General, Herbet Letsebe, drew a blank before press time as his phone rang answered.

However, GU spokesperson, Gofhamodimo ‘City’ Senne, could not shed light on the matter.

“Currently, I do not have information regarding Nato and the best person suited to help you is Letsebe. He is the one handling the matter,” he said. Since breaking into the senior national team in 2009 against New Zealand, Nato has never looked back and, at the age of 22, he might go places. At one stage he was doubling up for the national under 23.

If indeed he goes, he will join a growing number of local players in the South African Premier League.

Other local players expected to sign are the Township Rollers duo of Mogakolodi ‘Tsotso’ Ngele and Ntesang ‘Mirror’ Simanyana. Another GU player who might be snapped up is Mmusa Ohilwe who has since been invited for trials at another South African Premier League side, Wits University.

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