South African youngster Thabo Cele has penned a professional deal with Portuguese outfit Clube Desportivo da Cova da Piedade.
The 21-year-old was on the books of Benfica but spent last season on loan at second division side Real SC, making 20 appearances in the process.
However, Cele has now completed a switch to Cova da Piedade and has signed a three-year deal with the LigaPro side.
A statement on the club's website read,Young South African Thabo Cele signed professional contract for 3 Sports seasons. The average of 21 years was linked to sport Lisboa Benfica.
This negotiation reinforces the good relationship between sport lisboa e benfica and sports club cova da piedade - football, sad.
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