Orlando Pirates Football Club have secured the services of Democratic Republic of the Congo forward Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele from AS Vita.
The 28-year-old who signed earlier this week after passing his medical, initially joins on a season-long loan, which includes the option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the season.
Speaking on his signing, Makusu said: “I am happy to have joined this prestigious Club and I look forward to a successful stay. This move presents a new challenge in a new country for me. I have lofty ambitions and I am confident that I can achieve them with my new teammates.”
The acquisition of Makusu will provide Head Coach Josef Zinnbauer and his technical team with more options upfront, in this gruelling 2020/21 campaign which includes a foray into the continent via the CAF Confederation Cup – a competition that Makusu is very familiar with. In 2018, he guided AS Vita to the final of the tournament, finishing second in the goal scoring charts.
Zinnbauer said: “We are pleased to have Makusu join the team and we look forward to working with him. Our squad this year has every player in each position competing for a spot in the starting line-up and it will be no different to him. The healthy competition we have created will help get the best out of all our players.”
This article was previously published on orlandopirates.com