02 Jan, 10:41
Kariobangi Sharks and Kenyan international Masoud Juma has joined South African Premier League side Cape Town City FC, the PSL side has confirmed.
After a fine run with Sharks in 2017 with Sharks where he scored seventeen goals in the league, Juma has been snapped by Benni McCarthy coached city.
-Cape Town City is delighted to announce the acquisition of 21 year old Kenyan international striker, and African top goalscorer of the year - Masoud Juma. The undisclosed transfer fee, was accepted by Juma's club Kariobangi Sharks in the Kenyan Premier League ahead of bids from Europe, Egypt, and South Africa - and the club is thrilled that Juma in the end decided to join Cape Town City.
-Juma will receive his work permit this week and fly to Cape Town on January 8 where he will meet his new teammates and begin preparing for CTCFC's domestic and CAF campaigns, the club posted in its social media pages.
City coach McCarthy hailed the attacker touting him to be a hit. He added that Masoud will help solve his side's scoring problem as the team has had to rely on midfielders for goals.
-At just 21, Juma has proven to be Africa's most prolific goalscorer. His quality is evident, as is the interest for him in Europe. He is still young and needs to be nurtured. But once he adapts and settles in, he has all the makings of a lethal out and out nine. We've had to rely on our posessional dominance to win games. Most of our goals come from midfielders. We're building a team for the future so it's nice to start putting together a group of young promising strikers who can score goals for the club going forward, McCarthy is quoted by the club website.
Masoud has previously featured for Shabana, Bandari and SoNy Sugar in the Kenyan Premier League.
Click here for the latest transfer updates.