Radebe reaches milestone
University of Pretoria striker David Radebe scored a milestone goal on debut for the newly-promoted side that went unnoticed.
Radebe netted in the 1-1 draw with Maritzburg United on August 12, AmaTuks first-ever game in the top-flight.
And while he made history by scoring the club’s first Absa Premiership goal, he also reached a personal milestone at the same time.
The strike was his 50th in the top-flight in a career that has also take in spells at Free State Stars, Kaizer Chiefs, BidVest Wits and Moroka Swllows.
Radebe made his Absa Premiership debut with Ea Lla Koto in the 2000/01 season and netted 10 goals in 29 appearances over two campaigns.
That caught the eye of the AmaKhosi, who signed the forward in 2002 and kept him for the next five seasons. His best campaign at Naturena was his first, when he scored 13 goals in 18 League starts. In all, he netted 35 times in 90 starts for Chiefs.
Radebe moved on to BidVest Wits for a single season in 2007/08, netting twice in 11 starts, before a two-year spell with Moroka Swallows that yielded just two goals in eight starts.
After spells with Batau FC and United FC in the National First Division, he was snapped up by AmaTuks ahead of the new campaign and his goal on debut for them against The Team of Choice was his 50th in the Absa Premiership.
Radebe faces competition for a starting berth at AmaTuks now with the recent signs of veteran forwards Diyo Sibisi and Mame Niang.