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BREAKING: Bafana Bafana midfielder Mokotjo joins Brentford FC

13:02 IST 07/07/2017
Brentford FC, Kamohelo Mokotjo
The Odendaalsrus-born player will be hoping to help the Bees secure promotion to the English Premier League next season

South African midfelder Kamohelo Mokotjo has joined English Championship club Brentford FC.

The Bees have signed the 26-year-old midfielder from Dutch outfit FC Twente for an undisclosed fee - subject to international clearance.

The club revealed that Mokotjo, who captained Twente last season, completed a medical on Thursday before signing a three-year deal.

Rasmus Ankersen, the Brentford co-director of football, disclosed that they have been scouting Mokotjo for two years.

“We have been scouting Kamo for two years and we believe he is a perfect match to our style of play," Ankersen told the club's official website.

"We are really pleased that it was possible to come to an agreement with Twente this summer and especially that we could sign him early in the window," he continued.

"It means that he will be able to travel with the rest of the squad to pre-season camp on Saturday to take part in the important preparations for next season," he concluded.

Brentford head coach Dean Smith explained that the SuperSport United academy product will fit into their system.

“I am pleased that we have been able to add Kamo to our group now he has become available," Smith told the site.

"He is a player that we have been looking at for a while and we are sure he will fit into the system and style that we have here," he added.

"Kamo is a defensive midfielder who can break play up, cover a lot of ground and use the ball intelligently," he continued.

"He is a player that will certainly add to the qualities we already have within the squad," Smith concluded.

Mokotjo will travel with the Bees to France at the weekend for the pre-season training camp.