Absa Premiership

Baxter to decide on Uzoenyi

2016-01-28 08:10
Ejike Uzoenyi looks at spectators after Nigeria's 1-0 victory over Bosnia during the group F World Cup soccer match at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. (Thanassis Stavrakis, AP)

Cape Town - New SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter will have the final say on signing Nigeria international Ejike Uzoenyi.

His parent club, Mamelodi Sundowns, are open to offers for the attacker after opting not to register the player at the beginning of the season.

United CEO Stan Matthews said Uzoenyi will continue training with the team while Baxter awaits his work permit.

"We've got one foreign spot available and Uzoenyi is training with us," Matthews told KickOff.

"He is a player that excited us when he played during the CHAN. He will bring an extra dimension on the left-hand side where we are lacking at the moment.

"But I won't make that signing until Stuart sees the player and works with him and is comfortable enough to say use your last foreign spot on him. Otherwise for now we will keep that foreign spot open.

"So Stuart will come in and make that kind of decision and Sundowns have indicated that they will give me that extra week and we have to wait and see on that."


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Saturday, 04 April 2020
Stellenbosch v Cape Town City, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC, Orlando Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Highlands Park, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Polokwane City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Wits v AmaZulu, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 05 April 2020
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Black Leopards, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Wednesday, 08 April 2020
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa 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.