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AmaTuks in Zimbabwe spy mission



Pretoria University have wasted no time in setting off to recruit players for the new campaign – they sent two scouts to Zimbabwe on Sunday one day after beating Kaizer Chiefs in their last Absa Premiership match of the season.

Assistant coach Selaotse Mosala and chief scout Paul Matthews watched Sunday’s derby between CAPS United and Dynamos in Harare and told local reporters their visit had been fuelled by the exploits of the Zimbabweans at their club.

“We need to strengthen our team and add more players. l have been here before and watched the match between Dynamos and a team from Tunisia,” Matthews told the state-run Herald newspaper.

“It was a better match to look at and assess players than today (Sunday), being a local derby it was quite tense but there were a couple of good players.

“We are looking at adding strikers and central defenders. We don’t want a goalkeeper as we have the best goalkeeper in South Africa at the moment.”

Former Dynamos goalkeeper Washington Arubi missed just one game all season for AmaTuks, who also had another Zimbabwe international on their books – winger Lionel Mtizwa, who was on loan from neighbours Mamelodi Sundowns.

They also have a Zimbabwean in their technical team in goalkeeper coach Tendai Tanyanyiwa.

“Washington has done very well for the club and definitely we are looking at Zimbabwe and have more players from here.

“Lionel (Mtizwa) is going back to Sundowns, he was on loan and we don’t know what’s next,” added Matthews.

“Zimbabwean players have great history in South Africa Premiership and it is always the first call when looking for players.

“This year we wanted to survive relegation and we managed to finish in the top eight. So for us it was like winning a trophy.

“We are a small club with limited resources and we are very happy with the way we have finished our first season and we are now looking forward to another great season,” he said.

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