Sign in
Download Opera News App



Nurkovic reminisce on Chiefs Champions league run last season

Samir Nurkovic is a Serbian soccer player who plays for Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, the former Serbian youth international has been nothing short of brilliance in front of goals since arriving in South Africa before the start of the 2019/2020 season. Scoring crucial goals for the club on their way to try winning the MTN8, to only lose it one the last day to eventual champions Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club.

Photo credit: Kaizer Chiefs Football Club Official Facebook Page

After his first season's heroics, Nurkovic negotiated a new contract at the club that saw him become the highest-paid player in the league, but couldn't start the season with the club given he was out with a knee injury.

Upon his return, the club's fortunes didn't change as their poor start to the season continued and spent most of the time outside the top eight in the DSTV Premiership.

Photo credit: Kaizer Chiefs Football Club Official Facebook Page

While they were struggling in the league, the club's run in the Confederation of African Football(CAF) Champions League was gaining momentum with each passing game.

For most group stage matches the 29-year-old striker was unavailable due to injury but during the knockout stages, he was undoubtedly the hero.

Photo credit: Kaizer Chiefs Football Club Official Facebook Page

He first started by scoring a brace against Simba Sporting Club to help Chiefs beat the Tanzanians 4 - 3 on aggregate in the quarterfinals, followed by a 1 - 0 aggregate victory over Wydad Casablanca in the semifinals where he was also the score.

Despite losing 3 - 0 in the final to Egyptian giants Al Ahly Sporting Club, Nurkovic took to his Instagram story @nurkovicsamir to post images of his journey in the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League.


I think when he returns from injury, Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter should play him in his natural position instead of left-wing forward, because he will not get the goals from there.

But first, he must work on getting back to action.


Content created and supplied by: BlitzNewsZA (via Opera News )

Chiefs Kaizer Chiefs Football Club Mamelodi Nurkovic Samir Nurkovic


Load app to read more comments