The Serb has now spent two seasons with Amakhosi after joining the club from Slovakia
Dajan Simac, the agent of the Kaizer Chiefs striker, Samir Nurkovic, says he does not have to convince his player to join the Soweto giants in July 2019.
Nurkovic joined Chiefs from the Slovak Komarno underdog, which was his first ever for an African club.
Simac says Nurkovic sees the move from Chiefs as ‘something completely new’ in his professional career, which has allowed him to play mostly in Slovakia.
‘I made Samir a few months before we did [the] transfer to Chiefs. In his case, I wanted to try something new in his career. He saw the move as a fresh start. Samir immediately agreed. He was the first and only player I did not have to convince, “said Simac. Sowetan Live.
Nurkovic immediately became a hit in his first Premier Soccer League season, scoring 13 league goals.
His form has slowed down a bit in the last quarter after recovering from an injury, but he has remained an impact player and now has the Caf Champions League final against Al Ahly on July 17 as a stage to further his caliber. to prove.
The Chiefs star has seen his profile rise and is apparently wanted by Al Ahly.
It is not only Chiefs who have shown confidence in European players, but also other PSL clubs.
Mamelodi Sundowns recently announced the signing of Slovakian Pavol Safranko, who has been trading in Romania, and his game has been compared to that of Nurkovic.
Maritzburg United have German goalkeeper Marcel Engelhardt who joined the club from Bundesliga 2 team VfB Lubeck.
The Team of Choice recently separated from Serbia’s Dusan Stevic and Simac explains why the PSL has become attractive to Europeans.
‘Sometimes it’s hard to convince players to come to the PSL. “Unfortunately, a large part of them know nothing about African football and specifically nothing about SA,” said Simac.
‘To be honest, I did not know [about SA football] also at the beginning. I understand that players want to move from SA to Europe and prove themselves. But they also need to understand that you have leagues at a lower level than the PSL in Europe.
‘It always depends on which country you want to move to, which is why we see some Europeans coming to SA. They come here because other European leagues are below the PSL’s standard in terms of competitiveness and maybe even incentives. ”