Absa Premiership

Tinkler keen to keep hold of talented Lakay

2018-01-19 11:19
Fagrie Lakay (Supplued)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler foresees Fagrie Lakay returning to the club, but feels that a loan move was a necessity.

Lakay joined home-town club Ajax Cape Town on a loan deal in the January transfer window and has made an immediate impact with the Urban Warriors, giving their attack-line more impetus.

When asked about Lakay's longer-term future, Tinkler says however that he would like the player, South Africa's youngest ever Bafana Bafana international, to return to Matsatsantsa, with more experience under his belt.

"I haven't let go of Fagrie – he needs game-time. A lot of players we have need game-time, that's the harsh reality," Tinkler told KickOff

"Another one is Denwin Farmer, who needs game-time. Is he a talent? Yes, he is a talent.

"Fagrie is a talent, but getting five minutes, 10 minutes or 15 minutes every second or third week is not going to help him progress quick enough.

"We've got the other boy Prince Dube – a young striker from Zimbabwe. Six months here and not catching a game, that's not good enough, he needs to play.

"So, what options do we have? Either playing them in the Diski team or sending them out on loan to ensure they get game-time, and Fagrie is one of those.

"Fagrie is not going anywhere, he's our player. He's a quality player, we know what his ability is," Tinkler concluded.

Lakay has already scored for Ajax, in their 2-1 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns.


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