KickOff.com can exclusively reveal that the brother of former Bayern Munich and France winger Franck Ribery is set to join a PSL club in the coming days.
Steeven Ribery is expected to arrive in South Africa to finalise an agreement with ambitious Cape giants Cape Town City as they look to stake a serious claim for the Absa Premiership title.
Coach Benni McCarthy seems to be working his magic in order to fulfil his target of claiming a maiden championship – both for himself and the club - as he previously revealed publicly.
Now, according to a well-placed source, the younger Ribery could be the final piece to his puzzle, following the arrival of former Orlando Pirates midfielder Mpho Makola.
"Cape Town City have signed Steeven Ribery. He is the little brother of Franck Ribery. But they need to first transfer a foreign player before they announce it," the source reveals to KickOff.com.
The Citizens currently have five registered foreigners on their books in goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh, Kouassi Kouadja, Edmilson Dove, Roland Putsche and Chris David.
At this point it is unclear which of these the club will look to offload, but Kouadja and Putsche are currently nursing injuries and look set to continue spending a lengthy period of the first half of the season on the sidelines.
Ribery, 23, meanwhile, is a right-winger and was previously on the books of Swedish second-tier side Syrianska FC before leaving as a free agent earlier this month.