Nwadike ready for top flight football
Nigerian striker Peter Nwadike says he is ready play in the Absa Premiership next season after a good spell in the National First Division with Thanda Royal Zulu.
Nwadike joined Amabhubesi from Nigerian side Heartland FC during the January transfer window after undergoing trials at Bloemfontein Celtic.
“Bloemfontein Celtic spotted me while I was playing for Heartland and they invited me for trials,” said Nwadike.
“The coach was impressed with me but it took a while to arrange my paperwork and by the time I came back they had signed Ghanaian player.
“The coach then made arrangements for me to play in the National First Division, and that’s how I ended up playing for Thanda.”
Neil Tovey’s men are currently involved in PSL Promotional Playoffs and Nwadike believes they should not be ruled out despite failing to win their opening two matches.
“We’re still going to play against Santos and Chippa United, and if we win both of those matches then we still have a chance,” he said.
“I know that people have written us off but the same happened before the playoffs and we managed to qualify.
“We just have to keep working hard and keep believing because at the moment there are only two points between us and the leaders and anything can happen.”
Nevertheless, irrespective of what happens to Thanda in the next few weeks, Nwadike is hopeful that he will participate in the country’s top league next season.
“At the moment I’m thinking about helping Thanda to win the playoffs but personally I think I’m ready to play in the PSL next season,” he said.
“I’ll keep on praying and working hard because one day I want to see myself playing in Europe and also representing my country.”
By Junior Mpisane