Absa Premiership

Matsi leaves the Tuks nest

2015-06-17 09:07
Mpho Matsi (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - New Mpumalanga Black Aces midfield enforcer Mpho Matsi says it was a difficult but necessary step for him to leave his comfort zone at the University of Pretoria where he had been his entire career.

Read: Mtsweni set for new Aces deal

Last week Matsi signed a two-year deal with Aces after spending nine years at the university club.

After playing his youth football at Arcadia Shepherds, Matsi was roped-in at AmaTuks - where he quickly made his mark on the firs team.

Having played alongside household names including: Lerato Chabangu, Andile Jali, Bongani Zungu, Aubrey Ngoma and George Maluleka at AmaTuks - the 25-year-old felt it was time to leave home.

Despite his age, Matsi was among the leaders and more experienced figures in the AmaTuks line-up.

He hopes his move to Aces under the mentorship of new coach Muhshin Ertugral will grow his game and enhance his development. 

"It was a tough decision that I took to leave Tuks after so many years playing for the same team," Matsi told Football411.

"I grew as a player while I was there and had learned all that I know there about football. But I felt the need to seek a new adventure and test myself under a different environment.

"I look forward to the challenge of starting afresh and playing alongside new players and a team with a different culture.

"It was time to move on and I think the club understood that. They wanted me to stay but I think the time was right for me to make a jump."

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