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Stars sign Congolese midfielder Cesaire Gandze as Vilakazi's replacement

Posted: 27 July 2018 Time: 08:00

Free State Stars have completed the signing of Congolese ace Cesaire Gandze after he trained with the Nedbank Cup champions for close to three weeks.

The 29-year-old former AC Leopards midfielder boasts continental experience having played in the CAF Champions League 18 times.

Eymael has confirmed the box-to-box player has put pen to paper on a one-year contract, which carries an option.

"Yes, he signed bro, one-year plus option," says the Belgian, who has plugged the hole left by Nhlanhla Vilakazi's off-season move to AmaZulu.

"It is the boy who is here to replace Vilakazi's departure (sic). At this position of 8 ... we have only [Makhehlene] Makhaula who is experienced. So we needed to have competition like at all other positions.

"He is an international, a regular player in the [Congolese] team, but plays a bit different than Makhaula who is a soldier.

"A very interesting player and who is a multi-positional player ... so they are a bit different."

Ea Lla Koto, who have lined up the services of Cape Town City striker Judas Moseamedi, are currently assessing William Twala, Mahlatse Makudubela, Yusuf Jappie and Devon Saal.

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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