Cape Town City have bolstered their squad with the addition of seven new players ahead of the resumption of the 2019/20 Absa Premiership campaign.
City have confirmed the promotion of six youngsters from their MultiChoice Diski Challenge side, with a new signing also coming in from Chippa United’s reserve team.
19-year-old striker Diego Appollis has been snapped up from The Chilli Boys, where he enjoyed a stunning debut season in the reserve league as he netted 14 goals.
The burly Port Elizabeth-born teenager has penned a three-year deal and is set to serve as a replacement for ex-Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs striker Siphelele Mthembu, who has been released.
The Citizens have further confirmed the promotion to the senior team of Olwethu Nyembe, Eyona Ndondo, Zaakir Allie, Taahir Goedeman, Jared van der Berg and Zuko Mdunyelwa.
Coach Jan Olde Riekerink will be hoping the injection of young blood will help his side as they aim for a top-eight finish in their remaining seven games of the season.
The 10th-placed outfit will kick-off their restart with a clash against Chippa at Orlando Stadium on Friday afternoon (15h30), before a massive test against title-chasing Mamelodi Sundowns next Monday (18h00).