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Free State Stars sign former Kaizer Chiefs striker Michelle Katsvairo

17:52 WAT 28/01/2019
Mitchell Katsvairo
Katsvairo has returned to the PSL for the first time since leaving Amakhosi over a year ago

Free State Stars have officially signed former Kaizer Chiefs striker Michelle Katsvairo. 

The Zimbabwean attacker had been training with Ea Lla Koto in recent times as he was eyeing a return to the PSL. 

According to the player's agent, Michael Ngobeni, Katsvairo penned a two-year deal with an option to renew for a further year. 

Katsvairo's career was promising when he first arrived in South Africa over two years ago, but he struggled to adapt at Amakhosi where he only managed three goals in 16 matches across all competitions. 

He was then loaned out to Singida United, but returned to Chiefs after terminating his contract with the Tanzanian club.

The 28-year-old will hope to ease Ea Lla Koto's goalscoring woes in the remaining matches of the season. 

Nikola Kavazovic lost Judas Moseamedi to Maritzburg United at the start of the year, and he was always going to try and bring a replacement for the lanky striker. 

Stars are now focusing on improving their position on the PSL log after crashing out of the Nedbank Cup this past weekend. 

Meanwhile, the club has confirmed the acquisition of Botswana international Simisani Mathumo from Township Rollers.

Mahumo has penned a six-month deal with an option to renew for a further two years. 

Mahumo, 28, is a central defender with continental experience and he will be expected to hit the ground running alongside the likes of Rooi Mahamutsa at the club. 

“Free State Stars have confirmed the signing of Botswana international captain Simisani Mathumo who arrives from Township Rollers from that country. The 28-year-old central defender has signed a six-month deal with an option for a two-year renewal,” confirmed Stars on their official website.

Stars are currently placed 14th on the PSL and their fight for relegation is far from over with just over 10 league matches to go.