Polokwane secure shock signing

KickOff.com has been reliably informed that Polokwane City have secured one of the most prolific strikers in African football.

After finishing in fifth place in the Absa Premiership in the 2018/19 season, Polokwane have wasted no time in bolstering their sqaud ahead of the new season.

With star striker Rodney Ramagalela having departed for Highlands Park, the club has secured the signature of Simba Sports Club captain John Bocco on a two-year deal with the option of a third.

His imminent arrival comes as a shock after he signed a new contract with the Tanzanian Premier League champions yesterday.

The towering striker, who will be headed to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with Tanzania this month, has scored 38 goals in 67 games for Simba as they dominated the domestic scene since his arrival from Azam Football Club in 2017.

Having starred en route to the CAF Champions League quarter-finals, in which they were dumped out by TP Mazembe, the signing of the 29-year-old striker provides a massive boost for Rise and Shine.

KickOff.com understands that an announcement will be made imminently by the club once his work-permit is secured before he jets out to link up with the Taifa Stars' 23-man squad for the upcoming Nations Cup.

Bocco has scored 16 goals in 67 caps for Tanzania since making his international debut back in 2009.

Check out his brace against Sevilla FC in the recent LaLiga World fixture in Dar es Salaam last month.