Cape Town - Orlando Pirates have beat the PSL transfer deadline to complete the signing of highly-rated Ugandan international midfielder Yasser Mugerwa.
The 21-year old who received his work permit on Monday has agreed a three-year deal with the Buccaneers and is said to be excited about his future with Eric Tinkler's side.
"I'm overwhelmed and proud to be a Pirates player because this is a big team and one of the biggest Clubs in Africa," Mugerwa told the club's official website.
"It's good for me, it shows that I am headed in the right direction and that my career as a football player is taking a positive turn.
"This is great opportunity for me like I said before this is a great Team with a great legacy and I intend to do my very best and God willing that translate into championship winning performances for the Club."
The former URA FC player also spoke of some of the clubs experienced players and how he admired the club having faced them in the Confederation Cup this year: "Guys like Lekgwathi, Sarr and Majoro have been most helpful in getting me up to speed with how things work around here.
"Look I know from personal experience that Pirates is a huge challenge and that is why I honestly feel the Team is a favorite to win the Confederation Cup. I had the opportunity to play against them earlier this year when I was with URA of Uganda.
"I would like to think that the work I put into those two matches is the reason why I am here today."