Norodien moves to Congolese giants

SA Players Abroad

Former youth international midfielder Reyaad Norodien has made the rare move of joining a club in the Democratic Republic of Congo after finding no joy in domestic football.

Norodien was in the books of GladAfrica Championship side Cape Town Spurs last season but, following a spell without a club, he has now linked with DC Motema Pembe.

DCMP – who won the 1994 CAF Cup Winners Cup – have enjoyed massive success in DRC and stand as one of the most historical clubs in the country.

The club confirmed Norodien's signing on their social media channels and he has joined on a deal running up to the end of the season which is already three games old with another 35 games left to play.

Still 26, Norodien has already done duty for Ajax Cape Town, Orlando Pirates, Platinum Stars, Cape Town City, Cape Umoya United and Cape Town Spurs.

At DCMP, Norodien will link up with another former Pirates man in Congolese forward Jean-Marc Makusu.

Makusu is on loan from AS Vita Club and has travelled to neighbouring Rwanda for the first leg of the second round CAF Confederation Cup match against AS Kigali.

There has been a growing list of South Africans in recent times who have opposed the usual traffic to go and in other countries on the continent stretching from Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana and Egypt.

Mason October played for Hearts of Oak in Ghana while Jacon Mokhasi spent time in Ethiopia.

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