Cape Town - New SuperSport United striker Evans Rusike has all the makings of a great
striker, said club CEO Stan Matthews after the Zimbabwean was unveiled on
Rusike, who has
already scored seven league goals - for former club Maritzburg United - is seen
as a direct replacement for New Zealander Jeremy Brockie, who jumped ship
earlier this month to Mamelodi Sundowns.
"We have been
watching Evans with great interest over the last few years at Maritzburg,"
Matthews said in a statement.
"He has all the
makings of a great striker with blistering pace, great skill and he can finish
in the box," said Matthews.
The player was equally
impressed with his new club, and believed it was the perfect launch pad to get
him to Europe.
"SuperSport is a
great club. They have achieved a lot in their short history, especially in the
cups," he said.
"They have also
shown that they can get players to Europe and it remains my dream to play in
The 27-year-old Rusike
has been a crucial player for Maritzburg United ever since joining from
Zimbabwean outfit Hwange FC at the beginning of the 2015-16 season.
In his first season at
the club, he was crucial in securing his club's surival. He memorably netted a
late brace against Jomo Cosmos on the final day of the season which saw his
club survive, having been rooted to the foot of the table the entire campaign.
Writing on Instagram,
Rusike thanked his former club as he bid farewell.
"I want to take
this opportunity to thank the Maritzburg United family for the opportunity you
gave me to showcase my talent God gave me," he wrote.
"But the same God
also has time for things to happen. And I appreciate every second I spent with
you guys. God bless you, and all the best for the rest of the season,"