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SuperSport United sign Nhlapo and Dube

18:50 BST 25/07/2017
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Matsatsantsa have bolstered their squad by signing Prince Dube and Siyabonga Nhlapo

SuperSport United have begun bolstering their squad ahead of the 2017/18 Premier Soccer League (PSL) campaign with the capture of long-term target Siyabonga Nhlapo from Bidvest Wits as well as Zimbabwe international Prince Dube from Highlanders.

The club revealed that Nhlapo penned a three-year deal with the Tshwane-based outfit, and is a direct replacement for the recently departed Michael Boxall, while Dube joins the club on a four-year contract.

SuperSport Chief Executive Officer Stanley Matthews has expressed his delight with the club’s latest additions.   

“Siya is a player whom we have been watching for a few seasons now. He has represented Bafana Bafana, having been called up by each of the last three national team Coaches (Gordon Igesund, Shakes Mashaba and Stuart Baxter). We have watched how well he did at Bidvest Wits, playing a major role in their 3rd and 2nd placed finishes in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons and with Grant Kekana doing so well in our last few games last season we look forward to the contest for the right back spot,” Matthews said in a statement issued by the club.

Matthews also stated that Dube has been signed as a long-term replacement for the likes of Jeremy Brockie and Bradley Grobler.

"Prince is a longer term player for us. He has good technique, pace and skill and can play both centrally and wide. He may not be displacing Brockie or Grobler this season, but he has the makings of a top attacking player and we look forward to seeing how Eric progresses with him moving forward," Matthews concluded.