Van Persie gets good news: Feyenoord gives 15-year-old talent first professional contract

Thuto Mojanaga has received his first professional contract with Feyenoord. The 15-year-old player of Feyenoord Under 16 has signed a commitment until mid-2025.
Mojanaga is very happy with his first contract. He also expects that there is a lot to learn in the team where he currently plays. Feyenoord Under 16 is being trained by Robin van Persie, among others. โ€œMy family was there today and that‘s great,โ€ says Mojanaga on the club website. My little brother is a big fan of the club and he walks around in a Feyenoord shirt all day long. I think I can learn a lot from Brian Pinas and Robin van Persie this season. It’s great that, with all their professional football experience, they are my trainers this season.โ€
According to Feyenoord‘s Head of Academy, Rini Coolen, Mojanaga is a sophisticated player with many qualities at this age. โ€œHe is a controlling midfielder with game-defining characteristics, a lot of running power, and a lot of dueling power. He spends all day getting the best out of himself and we at Feyenoord love that.โ€
The midfielder has already played for several Dutch youth teams, but he was born in South Africa. He played in Supersport United FC’
s youth school in the capital Pretoria until 2018. When Mojanaga was twelve, he made the switch to training at PEC Zwolle. They let him leave for Rotterdam this summer.

โžจ โœ๏ธ A first professional contract for the midfielder (15) from #FeyenoordO16: #VarkenoordView
โ€” Feyenoord Rotterdam (@Feyenoord) September 20, 2022