Yanga snap up ex-Pirates target

CAF Champions League

Burkina Faso international playmaker Sogne Yacouba has signed a two-year contract with Tanzanian giants Young Africans SC.

Yacouba, 28, was a reported target for Orlando Pirates after leaving Ghanian Premier League outfit Asante Kotoko, where his displays over the past two seasons attracted the attention of widespread interest in Africa.

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He admitted to KickOff.com that the coronavirus pandemic halted his next move but Yanga have now acted swiftly to secure the highly-rated playmaker ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Yacouba is expected to replace Ghanian Bernard Morisson, who controversially signed with fierce rivals Simba SC last week, despite the club insisting he's contract expires in 2022.

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Yanga will be aiming to further strengthen their squad ahead of their return to the CAF Champions League next season, with new CEO Senzo Mbatha ushering the side into a new era.

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