Nedbank have confirmed that 2017 Ke Yona Team captain Kamogelo Mogotlane has penned a first-team contract with Absa Premiership outfit Cape Town City.
Mogotlane was the first player of the 18-man Ke Yona squad who underwent a one month-long trial, and received praise from City coach Benni McCarthy, citing the hard-tackling defender as ‘a great future prospect’ who just needs more time to train with his side.
McCarthy stuck to his word, and Mogotlane was offered his first-ever professional contract. Upon hearing the news of the contract, the defender was overjoyed and revealed that his life has changed for the better as a result.
‘I am overcome with emotions. From the moment I trialled to be in the 2017 Nedbank Ke Yona Team, up until this point, my life has dramatically been changed, for the better,’ he said on msports’ website.
‘Joining City is just the cherry on top. I would like to thank my family, friends, Ke Yona team, coach Benni and Mr Comitis for this wonderful opportunity that they have given me.
‘Last, but certainly not least – Thank you to Nedbank for the lessons I learned while in the Ke Yona camp and the platform they have given me to showcase my talent.
‘I hope that my successful trial will inspire other graduates and even future graduates to use the opportunity to their full advantage.’ he concluded.
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