English Premiership

Fortune's perfect Manchester United start

2016-03-23 14:19
Quinton Fortune (https://twitter.com/BrightRockZA)

Cape Town - Across seven years as a player at Manchester United, one game still stands out for South Africa’s Quinton Fortune: His full debut for the club, as his parents watched him play professionally for the very first time.

“I left Cape Town when I was 14 to go London to play for Spurs, and so my parents had never actually seen me play football,” Fortune explains on Wednesday’s episode of The Dan Nicholl Show.

“They had never been out of Cape Town, and so I flew them over. They’d never been on a ‘plane, and I think my dad was trying to open a window!”

Fortune also laughs about trying to understand Sir Alex Ferguson’s Scottish accent (doing a fair impression of his former manager), and recalls how special an occasion it was.

“To make my full debut, playing for my dad’s favourite team, and to score on my debut, with my parents in the stand, was beyond anything I could have believed.”

Fortune, who is currently doing his coaching badges in Manchester, also expresses a desire to one day coach Bafana Bafana, and is confident that South Africa’s football fortunes will approve. He also shares some novel theories on penguins and Niknaks, and debates going on holiday to North Korea.

The charismatic footballer is joined by Dakar Rally driver Giniel de Villiers, who reflects on his 2009 win in the famous race, as well as the preferred method of dealing with corrupt policemen wielding AK-47s; and new Miss South Africa Ntando Kunene, less than a week into her reign. Wednesday’s show also includes highlights of this year’s Bangkok International Tens rugby tournament.

Owing to live golf on SuperSport 1, Wednesday’s show will be broadcast on SuperSport 7, at the usual time of 19:00.

Watch a Sport24 exclusive clip of Quinton Fortune on the show HERE 

Watch highlights of tonight’s show HERE 

Follow The Dan Nicholl Show, brought to you by BrightRock exclusively on SuperSport, at @dannichollshow


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.