Vital Football

Mokoena officially confirmed

Mokoena officially confirmed



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!


Bookmark and Share


Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Boot the Sun out of Pompey!

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday July 31 2009
Time: 9:54AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
This is good news, i posted the article and pic from the OS the forum bout 10 mins ago.
PompeyFcMad
31/07/2009 09:58:00
0
Happy he's here and signed. Not a Muntari or Diarra but a good solid prem performer with experience and probably a bit of leadership. Not sure he'll fit in as first choice if Diop and Basinas are fit - but then may be PH doesn't expect either to last the season or indeed every 90 mins. What I don't get is that having : Hughes, Mullins, Mokoena, Diop and Basinas - why are we even wasting our money to keep trialling Bopp?
jim4pompey
31/07/2009 10:14:00
0
Good that he finally signed. I wasn't very thrilled when watching him playing in the Confeds Cup, but his team done well, especially against Spain and Brazil, which both have strong attacking set ups. So, he might be a good addition to the squad. I see him mainly as a replacment for Kaboul and Distin, but can play also in midfield as I do not see the Hughes-Mullins combination working any more this year. Also, having an International captain, isn't bad at all.
Pompey Malta
31/07/2009 14:18:00
0
Lets hope he turns out well - with Basinas in the frame as well and Diop back from injury our midfield is looking a bit less depleted. I read in The News that it was very much Hart who persuaded him to come and sold the club to him - so those who worried that Hart might not be able to pull players in - perhaps he can after all?
tracyc
31/07/2009 19:11:00
0
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
pentonpompey
01/08/2009 07:43:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

We know Danny you want to stay!

In case we had forgot Hollands has reminded us of his desire to stay with Pompey! I'm not 'desperate' either way in many ways but sorting this quickly would be best for all concerned.

Three more pre-season games announced

'Glamour ties' are loved but pre-season is about fitness and form so it doesn't matter if it's Barcelona or Bognor... Then again a trip to the Nou Camp wouldn't be turned down!

On this day in history...24th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 24th May.

Sheffield United loanee open to Pompey return

McNulty would welcome a permanent transfer to Pompey. Although the Sheffield United striker could well be part of new manager Wilder's plans, so the chances seem 50:50 at best?

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Allsop6%
Davies4%
Burgess21%
Barton51%
Stevens0%
Evans0%
Hollands2%
Doyle8%
Bennett0%
McNulty4%
Roberts0%
Sub - McGurk2%
Sub - Close0%
Sub - Chaplin2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug66
2.storagematt30
3.FrattonBlue22
4.Copnor4321
5.mslorna4820
6.Emsworthianblue11
7.eastneydave10
8.Ronald Wilson7
9.Jimsmithswig7
10.PompeyFromtheUSA4