Date:Friday September 10 2010
The wait is over, and our numbers have been increased by two, with Kanu and Rocha John Rocha officially confirmed as having signed new contracts - with both eligible to play tomorrow.
Kanu, who will of course keep his traditional no.27 shirt, has signed a 3-year contract - that compromise on the verbally agreed deal sees this. Although there is no mention of this it is 'thought' that this contract also enables him to move into a coaching role in the not to distant future...
As for Rocha John Rocha a return was, then was not, was and then was not again looking likely - although surprisingly, in some ways in the end, a return was all but concluded last week. This is also now officially the case, he has signed a 2-year contract and will wear shirt no.33.
On the returns of the experienced campaigners, Kanu is certainly as he is pushing mid 60s by now, Steve Cotterill told The Pompey Site: 'Ricardo's a very good character. I wasn't quite sure of his character because this signing has been on-off for such a long time but in my first meeting with him I could see he was a really nice man and a genuine man.
'He's a bit short of fitness but he's had a few tough days training with us now that he can only benefit from.
'Maybe we haven't got the mix quite right with Ibrahima Sonko and Aaron Mokoena. They're both out-and-out centre-halves where as Ricardo drops off and tidies things up.
'Having Kanu is a big boost for everyone. Everybody knows about King, so I don't have to describe him too much.
'It's great to have him. He's experienced and we've needed that person that can bring the rest of the team into play.
'We're delighted to finally have both of them on board - it's just been a long time coming.'
Finally it is good to get official, and hopefully undisputable, evidence that we have got another couple on board.
At this rate we 'might' even be able to field a full bench of subs tomorrow!
Now for the Liam Lawrence confirmation please...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Friday September 10 2010
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