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Sekhukhune United have promoted two youngsters to the first team ahead of the 2023/2024 DStv Premiership campaign.

Both 23-year-old players, right-winger Thabo Nkwana and defender Vincent Mashego were handed promotions to join coach Brandon Truter’s troops from the development side.

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The duo of Nkwana and Mashego are both academy graduates and will be part of the United squad for the rest of the season.

The two will also probably test continental football as Sekhukhune will be participating in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.

SEKHUKHUNE UNITED CHAIRMAN’S WORDS AFTER YOUNGSTERS PROMOTION

In welcoming the two players into the senior team set-up, the club’s chairman Simon Malatji has described the decision as recognition and giving back to the community.

Sekhukhune United promote two youngsters to the first-team
Sekhukhune United promote two youngsters

Malatji said that the promotion of young professionals within the club has become a central part of today’s talent management.

“These exciting youngsters feed into our vision of promoting youth, as part of the team’s long-term vision, which is always to give back to the community by nurturing young talent,” Malatji told the club’s media department.

Coach Truter, who guided Babina Noko to the 2023 Nedbank Cup finals, which they eventually lost 2-1 to Orlando Pirates, also had his say.

“Although these boys are hungry to don the Babina Noko jersey, we first need to patiently guide them. We also have to train them in order for themselves to gain confidence and belief,” Truter said, per the club’s statement.

By Clifton Mabasa

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