Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
7 Mar 2016
2:56 pm

Former Chiefs youngster joins AmaTuks 

Phakaaathi Reporter

University of Pretoria have announced the signing of former Kaizer Chiefs youngster Brendon Konki. 

Shaun Bartlett coach of University of Pretoria (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

AmaTuks announced Konki’s capture on their official website.

“AmaTuks have signed 19-year-old striker Brendon Konki, who hails from Lonehill and attends school at Heronbrige College.

“In 2007, at the age of 11 years Konki was selected to play in the Copa America in Rio de Janeiro Brazil where he netted two goals in the final. 

“In 2013 Konki netted 40 goals in 31 matches for the Kaizer Chiefs Under-17 team, including six hat-tricks and was also among the top scorers for the Under-19 side in 2014. He was amongst the 150 players selected for the Nike Academy African finals and went on to become one of only two Africans selected to play in the global showpiece at the Nike Academy in England in November 2014.

“He now finds himself wearing the candystripes of AmaTuks and looking forward to a bright future under the guidance of coach (Shaun) Bartlett,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

Meanwhile, Konki has expressed his delight at joining AmaTuks.

The training schedule in the month that I have been here has been hectic. The guys welcomed me with open arms, so it has been very easy for me to settle in, there has not been any tension even though I was on trials so they have been great to me. I don’t feel like there is too much pressure on me, it has been surreal since I am the youngest player here but I have enjoyed it so far and I am looking forward to doing well for the team in the new season.”