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Phakaaathi Reporter
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2 Mar 2017
12:44 pm

Highlands sign former Pirates striker

Phakaaathi Reporter

Highlands Park have added former Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United striker Fikru Teferra Lemessa as they try to avoid relegation. 

Fikru Teferra Lemessa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images)

According to a source close to the club, the Ethiopian striker has signed a short contract with the Lions of the North.

“He has signed a six-month contract. He could make his debut against Free State Stars this weekend,” the source told Phakaaathi.

Fikru first came to South Africa to join Pirates in 2006. After spending one season with Bucs, he joined SuperSport in 2007.

The lanky striker then went to the Czech Republic to play for FK Mlada Boleslav in 2009, but he came back to SuperSport the following year.

Teferra has also played for Free State Stars, University of Pretoria, Milano United and Bidvest Wits in South Africa.

He has been plying his trade in India since 2015.