Tin­kler im­pressed by Wome

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT - MINENHLE MKHIZE

THE GOOD news for Dove Wome af­ter what was ex­pected to be a per­ma­nent move to Or­lando Pi­rates failed to ma­ter­il­iase, is that new Su­perS­port United coach Eric Tin­kler thinks very highly of him.

Hav­ing had the To­golese striker on loan for six months in the pre­vi­ous sea­son, the Buc­ca­neers had the op­tion to keep him per­ma­nently.

But, ac­cord­ing to Pi­rates ad­min­is­tra­tive man­ager Floyd Mbele, the club de­cided to rather get the ser­vices of Musa Ny­atama from Bloem­fontein Celtic in­stead.

And so, the well­trav­elled striker who func­tions su­perbly op­er­at­ing just in the hole be­hind the front two, has re­turned to Mat­sat­santsa, where he’s hav­ing a bril­liant pre-sea­son.

“Wome is a Su­perS­port United player be­cause he still has a con­tract with the club,” coach Tin­kler said

“He was with us in our camp out in Polok­wane and I’ve been very im­pressed with his ap­pli­ca­tion at train­ing.”

That should be mu­sic to the ears of a player, who no doubt must have thought he had done enough to im­press Pi­rates for them to keep him for good.

The player’s han­dlers are openly happy for him to re­turn to his par­ent club.

“Wome has no other of­fers. We also didn’t look for of­fers since Pi­rates had an op­tion (to sign him per­ma­nently,” said Michael Ngobeni of M-SportMan­age­ment

“He was not re­leased from Su­perS­port.

“He is still their player and he is will­ing to fight for the jer­sey.

“Yes, he pre­vi­ously in­di­cated that he will love to make his stay a per­ma­nent one at Pi­rates but it wasn’t to be.

“Foot­ball is like that. There is no harm. We just have to move on.”

Mov­ing on is some­thing Wome does very well.

Since ar­riv­ing in South Africa back in 2011, he has played for four clubs and im­pressed for all of them.

His two sea­sons stint at Free State Stars yielded 10 goals and his gen­er­ally im­pres­sive show­ings, saw gi­ants Mamelodi Sun­downs pris­ing him from the serene sur­rounds of Beth­le­hem to Gaut­eng.

He scored five goals in his 18 ap­pear­ances for the Brazil­ians be­fore trad­ing them for neigh­bours Su­perS­port, who mid last sea­son shipped him to the Buc­ca­neers and even there he im­pressed, scor­ing twice in three ap­pear­ances.

Su­pers­port are cur­rently pre­par­ing for their MTN8 quar­ter-fi­nal en­counter against Kaizer Chiefs next week Satur­day.

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