Portsmouth - Mokoena officially confirmed
UK time is: 15:03:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 31 2009

Time: 9:54AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
This is good news, i posted the article and pic from the OS the forum bout 10 mins ago.
PompeyFcMad
Report Abuse
31/07/2009 09:58:00

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
Report Abuse
31/07/2009 10:14:00

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
Report Abuse
31/07/2009 14:18:00

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
Report Abuse
31/07/2009 19:11:00

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
pentonpompey
Report Abuse
01/08/2009 07:43:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Who should fear Cook's axe? (Wednesday May 27 2015)

On this day in history...27th May (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Music to my ears! (Tuesday May 26 2015)

All aboard Capt Cook's HMS Pompey (Tuesday May 26 2015)

On this day in history...26th May (Tuesday May 26 2015)

2015/16 opponents now known (Monday May 25 2015)

On this day in history...23rd May (Saturday May 23 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 95
2. Et_tu_Pompeii 56
3. Pompeytim 45
4. eastneydave 27
5. storagematt 21
6. Emsworthianblue 19
7. mslorna48 19
8. Copnor43 19
9. bhhardinge 17
10. Jimsmithswig 11

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Oxford 46 15 16 15 1 61
14. Dag & Red 46 17 8 21 -1 59
15. Wimbledon 46 14 16 16 -6 58
16. Portsmouth 46 14 15 17 -2 57
17. Accrington 46 15 11 20 -19 56
18. York 46 11 19 16 -5 52
19. Cambridge 46 13 12 21 -5 51

Breaking League News

Former midfielder joins Shaymen
York : 28/05/2015 14:20:01
City wait on friendlies
York : 28/05/2015 13:02:01
Hatters Sign Orient Centre-Back
Luton : 27/05/2015 17:39:01
Penny Charged With Assault
Southend : 27/05/2015 17:33:01
Andy King - RIP
Luton : 27/05/2015 17:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Following Cap'n Cooks comments, which contracted player would you most like to see the back of?
Suggested By:  Et_tu_Pompeii
Nigel Atangana 4%
Andy Barcham 13%
Danny Hollands 18%
Craig Westcarr 54%
Johnny Ertl 11%