How Matthew Rusike helped Lorenzo Gordinho move to Viborg FF in Denmark


"The club basically contacted me last week and they said that they watched my games during the bio-bubble, and they were happy with my performances so they'd like me to consider moving over," Gordinho tells

"I was keen and interested to make the move, and then once they knew that I wanted to move, they made it happen for me to come over."

The Bafana Bafana centre-back was not without help, however, as his former Amakhosi teammate, who currently plies his trade in Norway, played a key role in the transaction.

"Matthew's a close friend of mine and he was just on this side, doing things behind the scenes, putting me and my team in South Africa – ProSport International – in touch with the club," Gordinho explains.

"He helped everything go through, because he's been here and has worked with the people here in Denmark and in Sweden, so he was actually the connection we had this side.

"So he enabled us and helped us to get the deal and get me here. He was basically a correspondent, if I can put it that way, like the middle man.

"I thanked him because we were teammates [at Chiefs] and became friends, and we've always stayed in touch over the years, and for him to help me get this chance means a lot."

— Lorenzo Gordinho (@Lorenzo_Gordi) September 14, 2020