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Kaizer Chiefs have completed the signing of Zimbabwean midfielder Matthew Rusike on a free transfer

Rusike has been training with AmaKhosi for some weeks now with a view to making the move to Naturena, but his signing was held up by a dispute over his contract with former side Jomo Cosmos.

Rusike believed he was a free agent and able to move to Chiefs, while Cosmos claimed they had exercised an option on his contract which meant he was still their player.

After the matter was referred to the Premier Soccer League’s Dispute Resolution Chamber, Cosmos have decided not to contest the matter.

The 22-year-old has signed a three-year deal with Chiefs and will be registered as a local player as he has a South African mother.

The Zimbabwe international is highly-rated, though he had a mediocre season with Cosmos in the last campaign and could not help them avoid relegation.

He did attend trials with then English Premiership side Bolton Wanderers before the last campaign, but those came to nothing.

Meanwhile, Chiefs also confirmed the signing of 20-year-old striker Nicholas Mynhardt on Tuesday. The player came to prominence when he was part of Nike’s The Chance competition and attended the global finals in Barcelona, Spain, last month.   

 

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