Brentford manager Dean Smith sings the praises of new signing Kamohelo Mokotjo
Posted: 9 July 2017 Time: 11:42
Kamohelo Mokotjo’s new manager Dean Smith has sung the praises of the Bafana Bafana midfielder, who sealed a move to English Championship side Brentford this week.
The club finished in mid-table in the recently completed 2016/17 season, but are hopeful that the acquisition of Mokotjo will boost their promotion chances.
“I think you only have to look at his nickname at FC Twente – the General – and you don't get that unless you're a good player,” Smith told reporters.
“He's a leader. He's very personable. He's a good character, wins the ball and is very good on the ball and covers the ground really well.
“For me, he ticks all the boxes and he puts pressure on players. I said we were going to work the players hard, test their limits and see where they can go.”
Mokotjo moves to England after eight years in the Netherlands with Feyenoord, Excelsior Rotterdam, PEC Zwolle and FC Twente.
He qualifies to play in England by virtue of his Dutch citizenship, which he acquired late last year.