Cameroonian forward Marou Souaibou has taken to social media to confirm his time at Cotonsport of Garoua has ended.
kick442.com had announced in November this year that DStv Premiership side Orlando Pirates had reached an agreement to sign exciting Cameroonian forward on a three-year contract.
Souaibou, 22, winner of the 2022 Cameroon footballer of the year award who was part of the FIFA World Cup squad has now confirm the move.
“Greetings fatherland, I will sign for Orlando Pirates in the month of January and continue my journey in the South African first division.”
“It’s a new adventure for us and I thank you all for the love and support,” the former Sahel Maroua front man wrote on his official Facebook handle.
kick442.com understands the forward who scored 21 goals in all competitions last season has signed a deal worth an initial $200 000, plus ad ons later.
The striker will be registered by the Bucs during the January window. Souaibou was part of the Cameroon squad at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He is expected to travel to South Africa to complete formalities in the days ahead.
Skipper of Cotonsport of Garoua in the past two seasons, Souaibou leaves the club as a legend – having scored 30 goals in 63 games in all competitions, the highlight being the winner in the cup of Cameroon final and a screamer in the semi-final of the title playoff against Eding Sport last July.
Souaibou is a quick, strong and ambidextrous forward, with capable hold-up abilities, but the Cameroonian is more keen to attack the goal and take every chance he gets to score.
In addition, the speedy forward’s prowess in the air, despite being only 5ft 11, gives variety to a team’s attacking plays. His excellent positional awareness and accuracy in front of goal makes Souaibou a manager’s dream.
Orlando Pirates are currently fifth in the DSTV Premiership, but have struggled to score goals this season. Coach José Luis Riveiro’s team only scored nine goals in 13 games this season.
The lack of goals this season is the reason the nine times South African champions pushed to sign the current Olympic Lions skipper.
Before making his debut for the the Indomitable Lions against Jamaica this week, Souaibou played for Cameroon’s U-23 and Intermediate national teams – he scored for both categories.
His arrival will force Pirates to part ways with at least one foreign player from their current squad.
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