Twente put down R10m for Mathoho

Posted: 23 July 2011 Time: 10:40 am

Erick Mathoho’s agent has confirmed that the Bloemfontein Celtic defender will fly to Holland on Tuesday to begin his five-day trial at Dutch side FC Twente.

Tim Sukazi says a fee of €1-million (R10-million) has already been agreed between the two clubs and the deal rests on the 21-year-old impressing head coach Co Adriaanse.

And despite his client becoming the latest to have to prove himself on trial in Europe, Sukazi believes it will be great opportunity for the Venda-born defender.

“They’re prepared to put down €1-million so it worth going there for trials,” he tells

“Maccabi Haifa were willing to take him just from what they have seen on his DVD. But with all due respect to the Israeli League, it is not as the same standard as Hollald.

“It’s a country where you know the foreign players are respected by the national association because they pay a minimum wage to all of them.”

Mathoho had been invited to join the club that is also the home of Bafana’s Bernard Parker’s on trial earlier this month, but his participation in the Under-23 All Africa Games qualifiers against Zimbabwe delayed his trip.

Now Sukazi is hopeful that the towering defender will benefit from a move to Europe.

“He’s at a very young age and if you look at his background, he is not your typical player,” he says.

“Erick does not come from any academy - he is just raw natural talent and so he would need time to adapt into European conditions.”

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Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:56 am
All the best young man. Ni si habgwe hayani arali zwikwama zwono dala.
posted: 11:29 am
All the best boy nd u can make it,just go there nd make the country proud nd l think Limpopo provence wil is proud of u,that chance of be chosen to go for trials to Holland its shows that u r a gud playa,go there nd do ur best.
posted: 12:42 pm
i wish you good luck, go for gold u will pass. . Ish i will miss the way u respond with ur language, Ndaaaa!
posted: 01:16 pm
All the best boy!! We proud of you!!
posted: 01:29 pm
He moved straight from rural futbol 2 psl nd now 2 Holland! Congratulations 2 him. He has done better than all 48 Pirates players combined! What a player.
posted: 02:00 pm
@ Sputlaldinho

You're a dumb ass super moron wena mhlathi wakho...idiot.
posted: 02:18 pm
Truth hurts. That's y this Donkeys supporter, KIDKUDU 7, is swearing like this. If it was not true he'd just keep quiet but bcos its true he's insulting like all other Donkeys fans.
posted: 03:08 pm
Bucs followers drank 2, 830, 000 black labels.....Chimps/zebras fans drank 4, 195, 000 BL beers...!

You'll be the judge for the...ALCOHOLICS!!!

posted: 03:20 pm
All the best Mulomowandau. Do us proud there. Da gama can spot talent dats why he took you to Celtic. Just go there and do us proud.
Shadrack AKA Mzimela
posted: 03:41 pm
The next best thing after Lucas Radebe to come out of the beautiful RSA welldone boyyyyyyyyy, we can`t wait for you to wear the bafana bafana jersey.
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