CAPE TOWN – Cape Town City announced their first signing for the upcoming season with Ivorian defender Kouassi Kouadja arriving at the club on a four-year deal.
Kouadja, just 22 years old, has been floating around in Europe since the age of 18 – in countries like Moldova, Romania, Belarus, Kazakstan and Russia – and City believe the player now has the necessary strength and game intelligence to take his game to the next level.
While there was interest in the Ivory Coast defender from Spain, he has opted to continue his football in the Mother City.
The left-footed centre back joins City on a 4 year deal with already a wealth of European experience. The club welcomes Kouassi's signature amid interest from Spain, a signal for the intent and progression of the @OfficialPSL. pic.twitter.com/2tctJnoFmC
With City having lost captain and central defender Robyn Johannes to Wits, Kouadja is seen as the ideal replacement.
Comfortable in possession, the Capetonians are of the opinion the Ivorian is ideal man to continue coach Benni McCarthy’s style of play, which requires a defender capable of initiating attacking moves from the back.