SuperSport United University of Pretoria Nyondo praises Tuks for good start
Posted: 16 October 2013 Time: 15:42
Malawian striker Atusaye Nyondo has credited his new club University of Pretoria for helping him make a productive start to the season.
Nyondo, on loan at AmaTuks from neighbours SuperSport United, has scored twice in three games – already bettering his tally for Matsatsantsa last term.
"I haven't had any problems settling in because I was welcomed in a marvelous way by everyone at the club when I arrived, plus I already knew most of the guys here. The plus is that I am also still in the same town," Nyondo tells KickOff.com.
"It hasn’t felt like I am a new club at all since my first day here plus I already have a great relationship with everyone at the club.
"The coach [Steve Barker] has shown that he appreciates my efforts and so it comes natural that when you are playing for such a coach your confidence always stays up and you give everything all the time.
"I am really happy here at Tuks."
Nydondo joined United after topping the scoring charts with Carara Kicks in the National First Division in 2010/11.
The 22-year-old bagged seven goals in his maiden campaign in the top-flight, but then only netted once in the next season – prompting his move to AmaTuks.
"Last season was a bad one for me as I was struggling with a hamstring and even when I had recovered it was tough breaking into the team again," he says.
"However this season, in terms of scoring goals, I would say everything is possible because as a striker I know I am expected to score. And if I don’t do that, then I have to be creating for my teammates so that the team wins."