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Cape Town City sign former Kaizer Chiefs striker Matthew Rusike

09:22 EAT 01/02/2018
Matthew Rusike and Buhle Mkhwanazi - Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits
Rusike left South Africa to sign for Portuguese side Nacional Madeira in 2015, but barely a month later, he moved to Sweden to sign for Halmstads BK

Cape Town City have announced the signing of former Kaizer Chiefs striker Matthew Rusike. 

The Zimbabwean marksman was recently on the books of Club Africain, but he is back in the PSL for the remainder of the campaign.

City took to their social media in the early hours of Thursday to announce the deal. 

Rusike left Angolan side Club Afracain in October last year, meaning that he joins the Citizens on a free transfer. 

He was hardly used prior to his departure from Club Africain, but it was during the 2016/17 where enjoyed a little bit of success with the Angolan outfit.

Rusike scored four goals in 10 official starts for Club Africain last season. 

However, that wasn't enough for the Club Africain technical team to give him a permanent role in the team.  

According to the Mother City-based club, Rusike arrived at the Cape Town International Airport on deadline day to conclude the deal with them. 

The club further revealed that there was interest in the 27-year-old from the Swedish Premier League (Allsvenskan), but the attacker opted for a return to the PSL. 

"Rusike arrived at Cape Town International on deadline day to conclude the deal with City. He arrived from Stockholm amidst a likely return to the Swedish Premier League - and we are delighted that Matty has decided to join us amidst other offers," said the club on their social media platforms. 

Since making his professional debut for Jomo Cosmos in 2011, Rusike has scored 17 goals in 89 official games.