Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit FC Cincinnati have confirmed the capture of Bafana Bafana midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo on a free transfer.
The 29-year-old South African international recently parted ways with English Championship outfit Brentford City after his contract came to an end at the conclusion of the 2019/20 campaign.
Cincinnati have now since confirmed they have signed the Odendaalrus-born defensive midfielder via their official Twitter page.
The club also released a statement via their official website, with General Manager Gerard Nijkamp expressing delight at the South African international’s arrival.
FC Cincinnati have signed South Africa international midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo using Targeted Allocation Money. Mokotjo, 29, will occupy an international roster slot and be added to FC Cincinnati’s 2020 roster upon the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa.
The midfielder made 26 appearances, including 25 starts, with English Championship side Brentford scoring one goal and adding two assists across all competitions last season.
“We are pleased to add a player in Kamo who will be a strong fit for what we are looking to do at FC Cincinnati,” FC Cincinnati General Manager Gerard Nijkamp said. “He is an intelligent player that will be an asset for our club on both sides of the pitch. We look forward to welcoming Kamo to Cincinnati and having him integrate within our locker room.”
‘Kamo’ also took time to talk about his arrival at his new club and the challenge that lies ahead for him.
“I felt like now is the right moment for a new challenge at a club that has big potential and is willing to challenge itself,” Mokotjo said. “I think in a way this is a perfect match. I’m honored and ready to relish this opportunity and challenge.”