By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Houston Dynamo FC’ defender Teenage Hadebe (26) is over the moon after he was shortlisted for two Major League Soccer (MLS) end of the season awards.
The 26-year-old left-footed defender is vying for the MLS Defender of the year together with the MLS Newcomer of the year awards.
Speaking to Bustop TV from his USA base in the US, the gangly defender said he is happy to be nominated for the two awards.
“It’s a great feeling and I’m happy to see my job being recognised in the league that I have played in just for six months,” he said.
Since his arrival from Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor, the Warriors’ utility player has made 17 apperances for his US club.
Hadebe joined Houston in June 2021 for a transfere fee reportedly around US$1,6 million.
He signed as a designated player on a three-year contract with an option to extend depending with his performance.
Nevertheless, the central defender has missed three of his club’s games due to a sustained ankle injury on his right foot.
And this has automatically ruled him out of the Warriors’ Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier match against South Africa and Ethiopia on 11th and 14th of November respectively.