Cape Town - Chippa
United are confident that versatile defender Ruben Cloete is on his way to Port
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According to Chippa CEO Peter Kotroulis, the deal for the
Bloemfontein Celtic man is all but concluded.
"Yes, we have had a meeting with his management and
like I said to you that we were close to finalising the deal - he has agreed to
joining us," Koutroulis was reported as saying by the MTNfootball website.
"He will be joining us for 18 months although nothing
signed yet for now, he has agreed to be our player."
Should the deal go through, Cloete will be teaming up with
the coach he worked under at both Maritzburg United and Celtic - Ernst
"We’re delighted to have him in our ranks and he’s a
great defender who’s highly rated by our new coach," added Koutroulis.
"We believe he will help the team in collecting points
when we resume our league campaign next month."
The 32-year-old former Orlando Pirates, Santos and Free
State Stars player can operate at left back or in the middle of the park.