South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bloemfontein Celtic has signed strikers Fiston Abdul Razak and Julius Likontsane from Mamelodi Sundowns and Witbank Spurs respectively.
This has cast doubts on the prospects of the club signing Big Bullets and Flames hitman Chiukepo Msowoya.
Chiukepo and the two other forwards were on trials at Celtic to identify replacement for Malawian striker Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango whose contract was terminated recently following his signing of a pre-contract with another PSL club Bidvest Wits.
According to kickoff.com, Razak has joined on loan after struggling for game-time in his first season at Chloorkop, while South African Under-23 international Likontsane has penned a three-year deal with Phunya Sele Sele.
“The new players will lift the pressure off our strikers and we trust that they will do the job at hand,” Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco told the side’s official website.
“As a club, we welcome them and thank their respective teams on how they handled the negotiations.”
Both Chiukepo and Celtic’s Malawian team manager John Maduka could not be reached for comment yesterday.
Chiukepo, who was TNM Super League Player of the Season and joint Golden Boot Award winner, also had trials with another South African side Wits last season.