Absa Premiership newcomers Stellenbosch FC have completed the signing of a former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder.
The PSL rookies have struggled for a consistent run of form this campaign, but did cap off 2019 with a hard-fought 1-0 away win over Baroka FC that saw them shoot from the base of the log standings into 13th spot.
Zimbabwean international Ovidy Karuru has since been snapped up by the Western Cape outfit after parting ways with AmaZulu.
The former Kaizer Chiefs winger has also denied that his contract was terminated at Usuthu.
“It is not true to say that I was offloaded. I had already received a very good offer from Stellenbosch via email and I felt that it was the right time to make the move and take up a new challenge. So we agreed with AmaZulu and immediately after I signed for Stellenbosch, ” he was quoted by Zimbabwean publication H-Metro.
“I signed the contract in my home. That is how much Stellenbosch wanted my services and, as a footballer, you always want to play where you are loved. They had been chasing after my signature since they were promoted but previously I would refer them to AmaZulu but there were never any talks.
“But because time was moving, I then engaged the club to allow me to move. Stellenbosch want me to join them for December 28 training and that is how serious they are with me. I am excited.”
The 30-year-old joins his third club since moving to South Africa from OH Leuven in Belgium.
He was signed by the Glamour Boys in 2014, but was offloaded after being deemed surplus to requirements in 2016, before being brought on board by the KwaZulu-Natal outfit the following year.