Stuart Baxter to decide whether SuperSport United signs Ejike Uzoenyi
Posted: 27 January 2016 Time: 16:21
New SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter will decide whether or not the club should sign Ejike Uzoenyi once he starts working at the club.
This was revealed by the club CEO Stan Matthews today. Baxter will make the decision on the Nigerian international, who was not registered by Mamelodi Sundowns this season.
Uzoenyi has been training with SuperSport for a while and Matthews added that he has asked Sundowns to give them more time so that Baxter can see him when he starts work next week.
“We’ve got one foreign spot available and Uzoenyi is training with us,” Matthews said.
“But Stuart hasn’t seen him, but I have discussed with Sundowns that the player can train with us for another week.
“He is a player that excited us when he played during the CHAN. He will bring an extra dimension on the left-hand side where we are lacking at the moment.
“But I won't make that signing until Stuart sees the player and works with him and is comfortable enough to say use your last foreign spot on him. Otherwise for now we will keep that foreign spot open.
“So Stuart will come in and make that kind of decision and Sundowns have indicated that they will give me that extra week and we have to wait and see on that.”
Uzoenyi will only be able to join SuperSport – be it on loan or a straight transfer – while the January transfer window is open unless Sundowns terminate his contract, pay him out and make him a free agent.
The PSL transfer window closes at 17h00 on Friday, 29 January.