On Thursday 22 October Cape Town City announced the signings of Ghanaian striker Prince Opoku Agyemang and Zambia winger Charles Zulu.
The Citizens have been in need of attacking reinforcement since the sale of Kermit Erasmus to Sundowns at the end of last season.
Attacking reinforcements for Cape Town City
City lost 1-0 to Orlando Pirates in their season-opening MTN 8 quarterfinal last weekend and the arrivals at the club in the current transfer window have been fairly low-key ones.
Erasmus rediscovered his touch in the bubble at the end of last season and his sharpness in front of goal will be hard to replace.
City have handed former Zanaco winger Zulu a four-year deal intended to keep. The 24-year-old already has a dozen Chipolopolo caps to his name and City believe he can deliver the good in the long term.
“Cape Town City is delighted to announce the acquisition of Zambian international winger Charles Zulu. City and Zanaco have reached a transfer agreement, which sees Zulu sign a 4-year deal till June 2024!” the club’s verified Twitter handle Tweeted on Thursday evening.
By contrast Agymeng has only been given a one-year deal but the 28-year-old is a proven goalscorer at domestic level in Ghana. His excellent recent form earned him a call-up to the Black Stars in September 2019.
It is not a stretch to suggest that Agymeng is intended to directly replace Erasmus, but the short contract term equally suggests that City are taking a chance on a player playing outside of his home country for the first time. City have an option to extend the contract to a full four-years if they are impressed with Agymeng.
“Cape Town City is delighted to announce the acquisition of Ghanaian international striker Prince Opoku Agyemang. City and Medeama SC have reached a transfer agreement for an initial 1-year deal with the option to extend to June 2024,” Cape Town City announced.
City snap up young Capetonian striker
Cape Town City are believed to be on the brink of registering former Cape Umoya striker Jermaine George. The 19-year-old was released from the NFD club at the end of last season.
Jan Olde Riekerink seemingly has a few more options available for his City team when they face-off with Chippa United in their opening DStv Premiership fixture at the Cape Town Stadium this weekend.
The PSL has been allowed to move out of the bio-bubble but cannot admit fans to the grounds just yet.