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Official: SA Midfielder Joins Top-Flight Club In Europe

South African midfielder Lebogang Phiri has landed a new club in Europe after leaving French side En Avant Guingamp.

The 26-year-old has officially completed a move to Turkish Super Lig side Caykur Rizespor, who finished 13th last season.

Phiri was unveiled on Sunday morning and has put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal with the Turkish outfit.

Club statement:

Our Çaykur Rizespor has signed a 3-year deal with star midfielder Lebogang Phiri.

Our Vice President and Press Spokesman Selim Selimoğlu attended the signing ceremony for Lebogang Phiri, who attached himself to the colors green-blue for 3 years.

South African National Team player Phiri, who spent the last season in Guingamp, one of the French 2nd League teams, started football in the Bidvest Wits AY team in his country. Transferred to Bröndby IF, one of the Danish teams in 2013, the 26-year-old player has been running in France since 2017.

We welcome Lebogang Phiri to our club and wish him success.

It is announced with our respect to our community and the public.

Phiri spent five years with Guingamp, where he managed to rack up 88 appearances for the club.

Click through the gallery to view the SA players who have played in Turkey. 


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