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'slim kat' joins bucs

By unknown | Jun 20, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Orlando Pirates have enlisted the services of one of South Africa's highly rated goalkeepers, Moeneeb "Slim Kat" Josephs, to tighten up their last line of defence.

Josephs' transfer was finalised yesterday by Bucs chairman Irvin Khoza and Brian Joffe, chief executive of Bidvest Holdings.

Also present was Stan Whitin, the new Wits chief executive.

Joseph, a former Premiership player of the season who has 11 Bafana Bafana caps, has signed a three-year contract with the glory-seeking Bucs.

The hard-working Josephs, 27, was a regular player at The Clever Boys last season where he also served as their captain.

"We are pleased to have signed a top player of Moeneeb's calibre. There is no doubt he is one of the most reliable goalkeepers around," said Khoza.

"We have been searching for a quality goalkeeper for some time to tighten up that department; he will be working with Senzo Meyiwa.

"Their competition will be exciting. He has made it clear that he wants to play soccer on the big stage - the best of Moeneeb is yet to come."

Prior to joining Wits at the beginning of last season, Josephs spent almost six seasons at Ajax Cape Town where he was one of the most influential players.

Josephs is on national duty with Bafana Bafana, who take on Sierra Leone at Super Stadium tomorrow.

Pirates will unveil him during the 2008 Vodacom Challenge where Bucs and Kaizer Chiefs are hosting English Premiership champions Manchester United in July.

Approached for comment yesterday, Josephs said: "The focus now is on the big game against Sierra Leone on Saturday. I'm sorry I can't comment on my club football now. Let us talk after the game against Sierra Leone."

Josephs has also represented the South African Under-23s.


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