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Bidvest Wits have loaned out there star striker Calvin Kadi to Portuguese club Portimonense SC.

The Nedbank Cup champions, Wits, have confirmed the departure of Kadi – their top goal scorer last season.

'Dolezar', who finished the season with 11 goals, will join Portugal side Portimonense SC on a one-year loan deal which includes an option for them to buy him.

Portimonense finished in second place in Portugal's first division last season and were subsequently promoted to the top-flight. Notable former players of the club include Brazilian defender Edmilson, Portuguese leftback Nuno Valente and legendary Mozambican striker Chiquinho Conde.

The 22-year-old Kadi joined the Clever Boys two seasons ago from SuperSport United and following good goal-scoring form initially, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs were touted as suitors.

However, possible transfer deals failed to materialise and the player remained at the club until the end of the 2009/10 season.

Wits' general manager, George Mogotsi confirmed that Kadi's move was a done deal and all parties were happy with the loan agreement.

"He is definitely leaving and he will jet out of the country on Friday or Monday next week. He is happy with this new challenge and as a club we are happy for him," he said, according to Kickoff.com.



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