Ivorian defender on trial at Pirates


FARPost.co.za can confirm that Ivorian defender Kouassi Kouadja is training with Orlando Pirates hoping to land a contract.

Kouadja, 24, was until recently with Cape Town City, but he’s had to move on after a lengthy spell on the sidelines because of a knee injury.

Following his recovery, Kouadja had to contend with the fact that Cape Town City have exhausted their foreign quota.

City have in their ranks the following foreigners; Peter Leeuwenburgh, Chris David (both Netherlands), Edmilson Dove (Mozambique), Roland Putsche (Austria) and Giannis Potouridis (Greece).

Kouassi Kouadja battled injuries at Cape Town City.

Pirates, meanwhile, have been searching for a centre-back and the Kenyan, Brian Onyango, was training with them, but it would appear that he failed to impress.

In comes Kouadja to try his luck with the Buccaneers.

The Rulani Mokwena-coached side do have a foreign space.

As things stand, Pirates’ foreign men are Joris Delle (France), Austin Muwowo, Augustine Mulenga and Justin Shonga (all Zambians).

Gabadinho Mhango of Malawi has been in the country for more than five years and is therefore registered as a local, which opens up space for Pirates to rope in another foreign player.

Kouadja will have to prove his fitness at Pirates, though.

Last season, he only played eight matches for the Citizens, before his knee injury.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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