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Milos Lacny: AmaZulu replace Karuru with Slovakian striker

8:40 AM EST 1/2/20
Jozef Vukusic, Polokwane City
The 31-year-old has penned an 18-month contract Usuthu who were desperate to bolster their striking department

AmaZulu have officially announced Ovidy Karuru's replacement for the second half of the season. 

Milos Lacny has signed an 18th-month contract with Usuthu to try and ease the pressure on leading goalscorer Bongi Ntuli. 

Usuthu took to their social media to announce Lacny as their player for the next one-and-a-half year with an option to renew. 

Earlier today, coach Jozef  Vukusic said Lacny was the only player they had identified at this stage, adding that they were only waiting for his paperwork before start playing him. 

The 55-year-old mentor further revealed there is no truth in reports linking them to several players, including recent developments that they were looking to sign Lesedi Kapinga from Black Leopards.  

"Firstly, what is a reality is that a striker shall come from Slovakia; that is the only player I think will join us at the moment and the rest is only speculation," Vukusic told the media on Thursday morning. 

"He is a No.9. He is an offensive player. He has scored goals. He has played for good clubs in Europe. So, he’s a quality player.

"We are only waiting for the papers so that he can play. So, in the next few days, he will fly back [to South Africa]. We are only waiting for the embassy to open and after that, we deal with documents."

The 31-year-old centre-forward has played for no less than nine teams since making his professional debut in 2007, including Sparta Prague, MSK Zilina and Sered among others in Europe. 

It was at Ruzomberok where Lacny really had a successful career over three stints.