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Phakaaathi Reporter
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2 Aug 2017
1:40 pm

Former City midfielder joins Ubuntu Cape Town

Phakaaathi Reporter

Ubuntu Cape Town have announced the signing of former Polokwane City defensive midfielder Lebohang Motumi on a two-year deal.

Lebohang Motumi (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Motumi is the fourth marquee signing for the new National First Division side, having followed Ethen Sampson, Bukhosi Sibanda, and Taahir Ganga.

“Lebo has adjusted well to life in Cape Town during his short stay with us and has shown incredible signs of an experienced and professional player,” said club chairman Michael Jenkins.

“The fact that we can attract a player with three years of PSL experience is fantastic motivation for our young group of players and management.

“Lebs will be a major asset to the club in the upcoming campaign as he brings tremendous experience.

“He’ll play a pivotal role in front of our back four with his blend of being a fierce and aggressive tackler, as well as being an excellent passer of the ball. This makes him perfect for a team like ours, who is comfortable to play out from the back.”

Coach Roger Links has welcomed the player into his squad.

“Lebo has worked with us for about two weeks and within that time he’s come a long way and I am very excited to be working with him,” said Links.

“When he just started with us he was a little rusty but after the friendly this past weekend [against Cape Town City] we could all see the qualities he brings to the team.

“He’s technically a very good player who is comfortable on the ball with good decision-making abilities which shows he has the traits of a PSL player who will bring a different dimension to the very good squad that we’re assembling.

“He’ll have an enjoyable season with us – the way he plays you can see he enjoys the way we play too, which makes me feel comfortable he’ll be an excellent addition to the squad.”

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