Jabu Mahlangu completes FC Cape Town move
Posted: 22 February 2012 Time: 10:57
Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Jabu Mahlangu has finally signed with modest First Division club FC Cape Town after completing his three-week long fitness programme at the club.
Mahlangu has signed up to the end of the season, having undergone 21 days of training needed to reach minimum fitness that can enable him to play First Division football.
Officials at the club have confirmed that Mahlangu signed yesterday and is now due to move into the clubhouse soon having been driving to training from his cousin’s place all along.
Since arriving at the club, the concern about Mahlangu has been around his fitness as ‘playing wise’ he had already won the admiration of the coach Jozef Vukusic from the first day he kicked the ball at training.
Mahlangu had also been bothered by a slight groin injury, but is now fully recovered and could make his debut this afternoon against Dynamos if all his papers get through to the PSL in time.
The 31 year-old showed flashes of brilliance in the reserve league match against Ajax Cape Town while he also came on as a substitute in another friendly match against SuperSport United a fortnight ago.
Mahlangu last played for Swedish second tier league club Osters IF in November 2010 and has been without a club since then.
Meanwhile, the club has also confirmed that Cameroon midfielder Leandre Tawamba Kana is still waiting for the issuing of his work-permit.