SuperSport sign Bucs, Chiefs target
Posted: 30 January 2018 Time: 17:17
SuperSport United have acquired the services of Maritzburg United forward Evans Rusike.
Rusike had previously been linked to Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, but SuperSport have emerged victors in negotiations with the Team of Choice.
Matsatsantsa revealed the news on their official Twitter account on Tuesday, just over 24 hours before the transfer deadline, with the Zimbabwean having penned a three-and-a-half-year deal.
.@SuperSportFC and @MaritzburgUtd have agreed terms for the permanent move of Zimbabwean international striker Evans Rusike with immediate effect.
Rusike has signed a three-year deal with Matsatsantsa #WelcomeRusike pic.twitter.com/2qwOQrtuuL
— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) January 30, 2018
“We have been watching Evans with great interest over the last few years at Maritzburg," said club CEO Stan Matthews in a statement.
"He has all the makings of a great striker with blistering pace, great skill and he can finish in the box.
"We are thrilled to announce his signing and look forward to him making a meaningful contribution for us over the next few years."
Meanwhile, the 27-year-old has also expressed his feelings on the move, and aims to lead Eric Tinkler's side back into the top half of the Absa Premiership standings.
“SuperSport United is a great club. They have achieved a lot in their short history, especially in the cups," he added.
"They have also shown that they can get players to Europe and it remains my dream to play in Europe.
"I know I have to prove myself to the coach and management of SuperSport, and I will give my best to boost the team into the top-eight this season.”
Rusike has been prolific for the Pietermaritzburg-based outfit of late, having netted five goals in his last eight league apperances.