City head coach Benni McCarthy is thrilled to have Masoud Juma from Kenya's Kariobangi Sharks FC on board. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
City head coach Benni McCarthy is thrilled to have Masoud Juma from Kenya's Kariobangi Sharks FC on board. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Masoud Juma received the Top Scorer’s award at the 2017 SJAK Awards in December. Photo: Kariobangi Sharks FC
Masoud Juma received the Top Scorer’s award at the 2017 SJAK Awards in December. Photo: Kariobangi Sharks FC

CAPE TOWN – In the latest news as the PSL transfer window officially opened, Cape Town City on Tuesday announced the arrival of one of Kenyan's hottest properties, 21-year-old striker Masoud Juma.

With apparent interest for the player from Europe and Egypt, City head coach Benni McCarthy is thrilled to have Juma on board. He banged in 17 goals for Kariobangi Sharks last season in the Kenyan Premier League and is considered to be amongst the best three strikers in his country, despite his tender years.

“His quality is evident, as is the interest for him in Europe. He is still young and needs to be nurtured. But once he adapts and settles in, he has all the makings of a lethal out and out nine,” McCarthy said.

“We've had to rely on our possessional dominance to win games. Most of our goals come from midfielders. We're building a team for the future so it's nice to start putting together a group of young promising strikers who can score goals for the club going forward.”

City have also seen Aubrey Ngoma and Lehlohonolo Majoro leaving the team in the January transfer window, to Mamelodi Sundowns Wits and Wits respectively. But they have beefed up their defence with Sundowns centre-back Kwanda Mngonyama, who offsets the departure of Johannes for next season.

Masoud Juma received the Top Scorer’s award at the 2017 SJAK Awards in December. Photo: Kariobangi Sharks FC

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Earlier today, Bidvest Wits confirmed the signing of Edwin Gyimah, Thobani Mncwango, Robyn Johannes and Denis Weidlich. Of Wits' four signings, only Gyimah will play for the club with immediate effect. The Ghanaian international has been training with the Johannesburg-based side for the last few weeks, having last been on the books of Helsingborg in Sweden. Before that, the midfield hard-man of note represented SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates.

The other three players - Maritzburg United defender Weidlich, Cape Town City captain and centre-back Johannes, and Polokwane City marksman Mncwango, will all arrive ahead of the new season after having penned pre-contract agreements.

The news was announced by the Students on their Twitter account: 

In other PSL news, there have been unconfirmed reports that Kaizer Chiefs' latest signing, Leonardo Castro, is on his way to France Ligue 1 side Amiens. Castro has not yet played for Chiefs - his signing from Sundowns was announced by Amakhosi just before the Christmas break.

In another reported development at Naturena, the Glamour Boys are expected to swoop for Baroka FC's attacking midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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