Date:Friday July 31 2009
Aaron Mokoena claimed, what, some 2-months ago or more that he had signed for Pompey - we waited, and waited and waited but were never given anything official, either confirming or denying these 'reports'.
His agent made noises every now and again, but still we never heard anything from the club.
Upon Paul Hart's arrival, still nothing, but on Monday with something he told The News he seemed to confirm his arrival, saying that we had sorted out the visa problems that were holding up things and was now part of our side. Still, nothing official though!
But now, finally it has been officially confirmed on The Pompey Site that the South African international has indeed joined Pompey on a Bosman after his contract with Blackburn expired, signing a 3-year contract.
Hart said: 'He's really looking forward to coming here and we're looking forward to seeing him play.
'I watched him play for South Africa in the Confederations Cup over the summer and he did great.
'Aaron's a strong player who bites in the tackle and he's the sort of character we're going to need in the coming months.
'He can play in defence or in midfield but I mostly see him as a midfielder. We've done extremely well to get him here. I'm really pleased that he's joined.'
Like it or not, big enough name or not, the simple fact is that he has signed for us - if he gives us 100%, as it is believed he will, then that is good enough for me, getting 100% from those that pull on the blue shirt is all I ask!
Now we just wait and see where 'The Axe', as he was called at Blackburn, will play? Will he be a central defender, or another defensive minded midfielder, it does appear the latter though...
All that remains to be said is... Chixy, how is it the Mokoena song goes again?
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Friday July 31 2009
Does AA deserve the job? (Wednesday April 23 2014)
On this day in history...23rd April (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Toast 7#37 - six of the best (Tuesday April 22 2014)
On this day in history...22nd April (Tuesday April 22 2014)
Stats: Northampton v Pompey (Monday April 21 2014)
On this day in history...21st April (Monday April 21 2014)
Pompey predictions league update #43 (Sunday April 20 2014)
Stats: Pompey v Bristol Rovers (Sunday April 20 2014)
On this day in history...20th April (Sunday April 20 2014)
4 in a row almost seals safety! (Saturday April 19 2014)
|Dag & Red||1||-||4||Portsmouth|
|11. Dag & Red||44||14||15||15||-4||57|
|Smith Out For The Season
» Bristol Rovers : 23/04/2014 18:21:00
|Walton Appeal Rejected
» Hartlepool : 23/04/2014 17:50:00
|Moore Keen To Commit
» Wimbledon : 23/04/2014 14:34:00
|Bentley Gutted By Defeat
» Morecambe : 23/04/2014 14:27:00
|Does AA deserve the job?
» Portsmouth : 23/04/2014 12:58:00
|Jordan Back And Feeling Good
» Fleetwood : 23/04/2014 11:59:00
|Ref For Argyle v Hartlepool
» Plymouth : 23/04/2014 09:50:00