Cameroon international Marou Souaibou will travel to South Africa this week to finalize formalities and sign for Orlando Pirates FC, kick442.com has been briefed.
Close to two months after this portal first break the story about the players switch to the DSTV Premiership, we can confirm the player has obtained his visa and other requirements for travel to the rainbow nation.
Souaibou who was part of Cameroon’s 2022 World Cup campaign is presently in Yaoundé to pick up his passport and Visa from the South Embassy in Bastos, after which his ticket for the trip to South Africa will be confirmed for this Monday or on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old reached the peak of his powers last season, inspiring Cotonsport to a domestic league and cup double.
Unfortunately it ended too early as Souaibou took to social media to confirm his departure.
The 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 eighth in the DSTV Premiership, but have struggled to score goals this season. Coach José Luis Riveiro’s team only scored ten goals in 15 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 of Cameroon skipper.
Before making his debut for the the Indomitable Lions against Jamaica in November last year, Souaibou played for Cameroon’s U-23 and Intermediate national teams and 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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