SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler expects much of Sifiso Myeni and Richard Boateng
Posted: 4 September 2017 Time: 08:54
SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler is backing new signing Richard Boateng to succeed at Matsatsantsa this season.
Boateng and fellow recruits Sifiso Myeni and Azubuike Egwuekwe played in SuperSport's 2-1 win over the Nedbank Ke Yona team at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Sunday.
“He is now officially one of our players,” said Tinkler of Ghanaian fullback Boateng, who has reportedly penned a three-year deal with the club after being snapped up as a free agent.
“He has played a couple of friendly games. Today [yesterday] was his first opportunity to play in front of a crowd. The boy [from the Ke Yona team] beat him once in the first half and that caught him by surprise which was a good thing. I think it was a learning experience for him. He is an extremely talented player. I think he has a lot to give to the team. He will adapt to the pace of the game quickly.”
Tinkler was impressed with Myeni's first showing following his transfer deadline day loan move from champions Bidvest Wits.
“He [Myeni] was good today for us, playing as a number 10. I don’t remember him losing the ball often. He kept possession very well and I was happy with his performance.”
Tinkler's side will next battle Maritzburg United for a spot in the MTN8 final at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday (20h15). The teams drew the first leg 1-1 in Tshwane.