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Royal Eagles coach Vladislav Heric excited about Katlego Mphela signing

Posted: 26 August 2015 Time: 12:59

Royal Eagles coach Vladislav Heric is excited about the signing of former Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mphela.

The ex-Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs player has signed a one-year deal with Eagles together with former Orlando Pirates midfielder Khethokwakhe Masuku.

Former Ajax Cape Town defender Dominic Isaacs has also signed a two-year contract with the ambitious NFD side.

“I am happy about the signing of Katlego Mphela. He is one of the best strikers in the country,” Heric tells

“I am very proud of my chairman for bringing such a quality player, which show that we are serious in our ambition to qualify for the PSL next season.

“I am also happy about the signing of Masuku. I worked with him at Black Leopards. I have no doubt that he will add value to the team,” he adds.

Mphela is still in Gauteng but will travel to Durban this week to join forces with the squad. Heric is not concerned that the 30-year-old’s fitness will be a problem.

“He is arriving this week. We will assess his physical fitness. We have the best physical trainer and we will try our best to work with him and make sure he gets to his best physical condition,” Heric adds.

In other First Division news, newcomers Mbombela United have appointed Vusi Mkhatshwa as their new coach to lead the team this season.

Mkhatshwa has replaced Mfanampela Maseko who has since been demoted to assistant coach, according to club boss Sikhumbuzo Matsebula.

“There was nothing wrong with the new changes in the technical team. Maseko is busy with his coaching studies and hence the appointment of a new head coach,” Matsebula tells this website.

United drew their first game of the NFD season 3-3 against Thanda Royal Zulu at Kanyamazane Stadium last week.

“We were leading 3-0 but were let down by lapses of concentration. We have a young team and this was a learning experience. I have no doubt we will do better in our next game,” the Mbombela boss adds.

Article by: Ernest Fakude
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