Rivaldo Coetzee and Deolin Mekoa

by
Staff Reporter

Wednesday Sep 06, 2017. 20:00


It might have failed to materialise in the recent transfer window, but Matthew Booth remains ever confident that Rivaldo Coetzee will move to Europe in the foreseeable future.

Coetzee was on the verge of joining Glasgow Celtic from Ajax Cape Town, only for his dreams to be dashed following a failed medical.

This, though, opened the door for Mamelodi Sundowns with the Brazilians signing the 20-year-old for a reported R12-million as he followed Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly in making the move from the Urban Warriors to Chloorkop.

Booth believes Coetzee will still make his way to Europe and is hopeful that Sundowns won’t stand in his way…

“It was very sad what happened because I would have liked for him to go abroad. I hope in future Downs will not stand in his way when an offer from overseas comes,” Booth told the Sowetan. “He is an exceptional talent. I see him playing in the top leagues in Europe.

“He is comfortable on the ball and is able to pass the ball from the back, which is what is taught at Ajax,” the former Bafana Bafana international concluded.


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