Cape Town City sign midfielder Gift Links from Egypt
Posted: 5 July 2018 Time: 08:12
Cape Town City have completed the signing of Bafana Bafana midfielder Gift Links on a permanent transfer from Egyptian side Pyramids Football Club.
Links has made a return to the Premier Soccer League after just six months after moving to North Africa from now-relegated Platinum Stars.
Cape Town City is delighted to announce the acquisition of 19y South African international, Gift Links! The attacking midfielder signs a 5 year deal, joining City for a club record fee from Egyptian Premier League outfit Pyramids FC. #iamCityFC #FutureIsNow pic.twitter.com/FUteQwro0t— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) July 5, 2018
The 19-year-old winger’s exit was prompted at the club, formerly known as Al Assiouty Sport, by a takeover by Saudi Arabia Sport Authority chairman Turk Al-Sheikh, who has big plans for the side and has already invested millions of dollars on new players.
City leapt at the opportunity to snap up Links upon hearing of his availability, beating suitors both locally and elsewhere in Egypt, and have since handed the attacker a five-year deal.
The Phokeng-born attacker made his senior international debut during the recent COSAFA Cup held in Polokwane, where Bafana finished as Plate winners.
He managed 12 Egyptian Premier League appearances and one Egyptian Cup appearance last season, following his arrival in January.