Tuks to replace Mbesuma, Ngobeni

GladAfrica Championship

GladAfrica Championship campaigners University of Pretoria have welcomed back Malawian forward Atusaye Nyondo as they seek to find a replacement for legendary PSL striker Collins Mbesuma.

Mbesuma – still fondly remembered for the goals he scored at Kaizer Chiefs – has moved across town to Pretoria Callies, while Nyondo has moved in the opposite direction.

Nyondo previously played for AmaTuks through their years in the Premiership, slamming home 18 goals in 68 appearances for the club.

He has now been invited back with his assessment appearing certain to lead him to being offered a contract running up to the end of the 2021/22 season.

The Tshwane-based outfit also have Tanzanian teenager Ally Hussein Msengi training with them.

Msengi spent the past eight 18 months at Stellenbosch FC, where he has since left as the Western Cape side look to open up a foreign space.

He is being earmarked to replace veteran former Ajax Cape Town and Orlando Pirates midfielder Clifford Ngobeni, who has also left the club.

Tuks have already brought in Thabiso Mokoena, who was with Black Leopards for the past three years, along with Lulama Maqoko – formerly with Steenberg United – and Thakasani Mbanjwa, who returns six years after he left.