Africa Soccer ZIMBABWE : American club coach praises ‘athletic’ Teenage Hadebe

Houston Dynamo FC coach Tab Ramos has praised the technical ability and physical attributes of the American club’s new signing, Teenage Hadebe, from Zimbabwe.

The Major League Soccer side have signed the centre-back on a two-year deal from Yeni Malatyaspor in Turkey’s Süper Lig.

Ramos said they pursuedthe defender while he was with Malatyaspor. He made 60 appearances for the Turkish team.

  “Teenage is a player that we had been following for quite some time. His athletic ability and excellent speed made him one of the best defenders in the Turkish Super League and will be a perfect partner for Tim Parker as they grow together for years to come,” he told the club’s website. 

The American club’s Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Matt Jordan, said they were excited with the acquisition of the former Kaizer Chiefs defender.

After a lengthy process, we are very pleased to have secured the transfer of Teenage Hadebe to Houston. Teenage is a naturally left footed center back with speed, athleticism and an imposing presence,” Jordan told the club’s website.

We are pleased that in the prime of his career, at 25-years-old, he chose to be a part our club. We are confident he has the qualities to be successful in our system. We’d also like to thank Ted Segal and our ownership group for their support in making this transaction possible as we build for 2021 and beyond.”                                                                                                                         

Hadebe played for Chiefs in South Africa’s DStv Premiership from 2017 to 2019.  Back home in Zimbabwe, the 25-year-old also played for Highlanders FC and Chicken Inn FC.   

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