Blue Waters confirm signing of South African goalkeeper

18 Nov 2018 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 18 NOV (NAMPA) – Coastal side Blue Waters have confirmed the signing of former Kaizer Chiefs development player and Polokwane City goalkeeper, Brian Tebogo Mpoyana.
The South African player has agreed to a one-year contract with the club and was registered before the closing of the transfer window at 17h00 on Friday.
Mpoyana has previously played for Batau and Free State Stars in South Africa, Hanoi Football Club in Vietnam and Hawassa Kenema in Ethiopia.
He has two national Under-17 caps and helped Batau gain promotion to the national first division in the 2009/10 season.
Confirming the signing, Knowledge Iipinge, an interim executive committee member told Nampa Saturday the club had been struggling with a goalkeeper, hence the decision to look beyond the borders.
“Our negotiations took some time but we managed to finalise everything with him yesterday. We had a good deal for both the player and the club,” Iipinge said.
The player was signed on a free transfer.
He added that they are looking at bringing glory days to the club hence the decision to bring in a player of Mpoyana’s calibre.
Mpoyana told this news agency he was looking forward to meeting and training with his new teammates and experiencing new things in Namibia.
“I arrived yesterday and I am yet to train with my new teammates. I am looking forward to this challenge. I already know a couple of Namibian footballers, like Da Costa (Angula), Hendrick (Somaeb) and Rudolf Bester from our time at Free State Stars,” he said.
He played with the Namibians in the South African Premier Soccer League 2014/15 season.
Mpoyana said he does not fear challenged as shown by his ability to play in Vietnam and Ethiopia.
“I am looking forward to learning new things here, the culture and football in the country. I watched the national team today against Guinea-Bissau, they were buzzing, they are a great side,” he added.
The goalkeeper might make his debut for Blue Waters in Sunday’s game against Tura Magic in Walvis Bay at 15h00.
Waters started the 2018/19 season on a sour note, losing to new boys Young Brazilians 1-0 in Karasburg.