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BREAKING: Cape Town City complete signing of former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker Siphelele Mthembu

18:49 GMT+3 18/07/2018
Siphelele Mthembu, Free State Stars, March 2018
The 30-year-old frontman has found a new home at the Citizens after leaving Ea Lla Koto

Cape Town City FC have confirmed the signing of former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker Siphelele Mthembu.

The move to the Mother City side comes a surprise as recent reports indicated that Mthembu had renewed his contract with Free State Stars and he was expected to stay with the club.

Mthembu even played for Ea Lla Koto in the 2018 Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup in Orkney, North West last weekend - helping the team reach the final where they lost to Kaizer Chiefs.

However, the well-travelled marksman has now completed his transfer to City, who have reinforced their striking department ahead of the new 2018/19 campaign.

Mthembu, who hails from KwaZulu-Natal, has signed a one-year deal with an option to extend. 

The Citizens announced Mthembu's arrival on their official Twitter page on Wednesday. 

"CTCFC can confirm the signing of South African striker Siphelele Mthembu to bolster the forward options ahead of the new season."

"Mthembu joins the Citizens on a one year deal with an option to extend. The striker finished the 2017/18 season with 5 goals in 19 starts," a club statement read.

The experienced forward also scored once in six Cup matches for Ea Lla Koto, who clinched the 2017 Telkom Knockout Cup.

Mthembu, who has turned out for Lamontville Golden Arrows and Platinum Stars in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), managed to resurrect his career at Stars after being released by Chiefs in June, 2017.