Cape Town City Beat Transfer Deadline to sign Zimbabwean striker Rusike

Cape Town City have beaten the transfer clock to sign Ex-Kaizer Chiefs forward Matthew Rusike after securing the services of the frontman on deadline day.

By SportBrief Reporter

Cape Town City boss John Comitis has lauded the club’s latest acquisition, Matthew Rusike, reffering to the forward as the “missing piece in the puzzle”.

The club has been short of fire power since the departure of Lebogang Manyama and Aubrey Ngoma in recent times but Comitis is confident Rusike will fill that void.

The Cape club signed the much-travelled Zimbabwean striker shortly before the close of the transfer window on Wednesday night – and, with the team in urgent need of an energetic presence in attack, the 27-year-old is viewed as the player to galvanise things.

“Rusike has the right ethos and the right attitude,” said Comitis. “He has great self-belief and he will get goals for the team. He is the missing piece in our puzzle, especially as Masoud Juma (Kenyan🇰🇪 new signing) will need another month to recover from an ankle injury.”

Rusike is no stranger to the PSL, having previously spent 3 years at Kaizer Chiefs (2012-2015), he has played in Sweden for Halmstad and Helsingborgs, and most recently had a stint in Tunisia with Club Africain.

And Cape Town City are hoping the Zimbabwean will hit the ground running with the club seemingly starring down the barrel of the relegation gun in the ABSA Premier League.

The arrival of Rusike concludes City’s January transfer business which has seen them add the likes of defender Kwanda Mngonyama, Ugandan winger Allan Kateregga, midfielder Surprise Ralani and Juma.

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