Former Orlando Pirates winger Sameehg Doutie finds new home at Swedish side IFK Varnamo

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Sameehg Doutie; Jamshedpur FC
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The Swedish outfit is pleased to have snapped up the former South Africa under-20 international

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Sameehg Doutie has secured a move to Swedish Superettan outfit IFK Varnamo. 

The attacking midfielder who is a well-travelled attacker, spent the recent 2017/18 season with Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Jamshedpur FC.

Doutie made only seven appearances for the Men of Steel, who finished fifth on the ISL standings and they failed to qualify for the playoffs wjhich were won by Chennaiyin FC.

The former South Africa under-23 international has now signed a short-term deal with Varnamo who have an option to give the player a further year.

Varnamo sports manager Thomas Lundqvist hailed Doutie as an exciting acquisition for the team which is currently struggling in the Superettan.

"An exciting new acquisition. Outside of the players we've had here on trial games, Doutie is the one who has got the most out," Lundqvist told the club's official website.

"He is an aggressive outsider who is good at challenging while having a very good fit and a nice shot," he said.

"It is a player we have great hopes of being contributing to a strong autumn season for our IFK Varnamo," the club official concluded. 

Doutie, who was born in Cape Town, will be hoping to help his club survive relegation from the Superettan to the Swedish One league. 

Varnamo, who are currently placed at the bottom on a 16-team league standings, have lost seven consecutive matches in the competition with 16 games left in the 2018 season. 

It is Doutie's seventh club since he turned professional at Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Ajax Cape Town in 2007. 

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The winger has gone on to turn out for Pirates, SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits in the PSL, before joining ISL giants Atletico de Kolkata in 2015.

He helped Kolkata win the 2016 ISL title under the guidance of Spanish tactician José Francisco Molina. 

 

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