“You have to have a certain mental toughness to come in from overseas and settle,”- Dundee UTD Head Coach Impressed By Terrors New Boy Sadat Anaku
Dundee United FC head coach Jack Ross is of the opinion that the Terror’s new signing Sadat Happy Anaku aka Ada is a good finisher and believes that the youngster will offer something different for the club.
The Ugandan striker signed a two-year employment contract with Scottish Premiership side Dundee United FC and joined Jack Ross’ guns from KCCA FC.
The 21 year old bagged a hat-trick in a 6-2 Dundee United B Team win over Queen’s Park earlier this week before underlying promising qualities in friendlies with Leicester U21s, Arsenal U21s and Newcastle and the Terror’s head coach Ross believes that Sadat is a good finisher who will offer something different for the team.
Ross revealed that Sadat Anaku has left a good impression on the players and staff of Dundee United.
He emphasized that Anaku has a real hunger and drive to try and succeed in European football.
“I’ve been really impressed with Sadat since he came in,” Jack Ross told www.dundeeunitedfc.co.uk.
“You have to have a certain mental toughness to come in from overseas and settle.
“Sadat has done that by leaving a really good impression on the players and staff at United.
“He has a real hunger and drive to try and succeed in European football and sees this as a real opportunity to do that,” he added.
“He’s a really good finisher and will offer something different to the attacking options we already have at the club. That gives the squad a good balance.
“There’s an element of the unknown about him but we can see he has real potential.
“That element of unknown can help us. Defenders won’t know what he’s about and he’s not easy to play against from what I’ve seen in training.
“Hopefully he can capitalise on that element of surprise and get off to a good start. If he can hit the ground running and score quickly then things can fly from there,” he concluded.
The youngster from Terego is a product of KCCA FC Academy graduate who previously played in the FUFA Junior League before joining the Kasassiro Boys in 2016 from Mengo Cubs and was promoted to the KCCA FC senior team in 2019.
Last season the 21-year-old bagged 8 goals to help KCCA FC finish second in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table standings with 56 points from 30 games.