Absa Premiership

Botes tips Shilongo to take PSL by storm

2016-07-22 12:08
Henrico Botes (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Henrico Botes believes Benson Shilongo will set the PSL alight this season following his move to Platinum Stars from Gaborone United.

Dikwena unveiled 13 new signings at a press conference on Thursday, with veteran striker Botes rejoining the Rustenburg outfit from Bidvest Wits.

The former Namibia international has commented on his strike-partner to be at Stars and highlighted Shilongo's various attributes.

"Shilongo is a typical number nine and he is also a target man but he is quite mobile. He has got good feet, and a good technique," the 36-year-old told the club's official website.

"He has an eye for goals and I am sure if he gets a chance and gets used to the league, he will just grow from strength to strength.

"Maybe he can score a couple of goals in his first season and the sky can be the limit."

Botes, who first arrived in South Africa over a decade ago, said that adapting to the league will be made easier for Shilongo due to his presence.

"It's his first year in the PSL but I believe with me being here I am sure it will help him to settle quicker and find his feet," Botes continued.

"The standard is quite higher than all the leagues in Africa. Hopefully I can assist him and all the young strikers as well."

Read more on:    platinum stars  |  psl  |  henrico botes  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 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.