PSL transfer news: University of Pretoria sign Nkoana and send Kekana to SuperSport
Posted: 15 July 2015 Time: 14:05
University of Pretoria have completed the signing of Thabiso Nkoana in a swap deal that sees Grant Kekana moving in the opposite direction to SuperSport United.
Nkoana started training with AmaTuks this morning after agreeing to the switch after falling out of favour at SuperSport straight after his return from a season-long loan spell at Ajax Cape Town.
KickOff.com has gathered that Nkoana has agreed to a three-year deal with Tuks which also keeps him in his hometown.
Word also reaching this website is that money was also involved as part of the swap deal.
Sammy Troughton, the Tuks coach, confirms the arrival of Nkoana at the club.
“Thabiso is a player that we felt we needed more because we needed more of an attacker than a defender. He started training with us today and the plus is that he is still fairly young and can play either upfront or wide on the right,” says Troughton.
Asked about the details of the deal Troughton could only say it was complicated.
“Look, it was a swap that also involved money and it was complicated in the end. However, it is done now,” he says.
Nkoana, 22, scored eight goals in 15 starts last season while on loan at Ajax.
Meanwhile, Tuks have parted ways with Siyabonga Shoyisa a month after surprisingly placing him on the transfer list.
Troughton confirms Shoyisa has been handed his clearance.
“Siya has left the club and taken his clearance after the club reached a settlement agreement with him. Though he played plenty games for us last season we felt that we needed a new type of defender which is why we placed him on transfer,” Troughton says.
Shoyisa – who joined the club in 2011 from Nathi Lions – played 29 games in all competitions last season.
The club also confirmed that Junior Sibande, Sifiso Nzimande, Siphelele Luthuli, Dikgang Ngcobo and Alan Robertson have been placed in the shop window.
Sibande has been linked with several clubs while Robertson is expected to move to AmaZulu, with Luthuli and Ngcobo also set for First Division clubs as they are still Under-23.