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Tovey Hails Maritzburg’s Mekoa

Former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey is delighted to see the Maritzburg United’s new signing Deolin Mekoa’s progress.

The 21-year-old Wentworth, KwaZulu-Natal-born striker graduated from the Castle Lager Football Academy and was snapped by the Team of Choice last month.

Tovey and fellow Bafana legend, Philemon Masinga were tasked to develop youngsters and they’re still part of the initiative. Mekoa has started the Maritzburg-based outfit’s first three league games.

In a statement released to the crew, the erstwhile Bafana centre-back said Mekoa is a hard worker and happy for him.

“Deolin is a player who works hard, and it was not a surprise to see him being signed by Maritzburg united," said Tovey.

"I was very happy that he took the opportunity that night in his first game and has now started to pose questions to coach Steve (Komphela) and say I am here, and here to play.

“This should be the message to the SAB League and Varsity football players that they must start dreaming and working hard. This initiative is an opportunity for them to achieve their dreams."

Together with Masinga, Tovey has been involved with the campaign since its inception in 2012 and discovered the likes of Siphiwe Mtsweni who joined Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs, Chase Peterson and Mekoa scouted by SuperSport United and United respectively.

According to the statement, this year’s edition will include university sports’ teams as it’s seen as another critical path in finding young talented footballers.

 

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