Contract Signed, Details Revealed…
With his move having been confirmed, Yusuf Jappie’s contract details at Maritzburg United have now been revealed following a switch from Free State Stars.
The 24-year-old played 23 league game for Ea Lla Koto last season, but left the club when they were relegated into the National First Division after being leapfrogged by the Team of Choice on the final day of their campaign.
Jappie has wasted no time in finding a new home though, with Eric Tinkler having handed him a deal in Pietermaritzburg, and the club’s chairman, Farook Kadodia, has announced that he will be with them for at least two seasons following his move.
Kadodia told the club’s official website, “Yusuf Jappie has signed a two-year deal with an option for a further year… There is no doubt that Yusuf is a quality player, with a lot of potential. The coach believes Yusuf is a player he can work with and help to fully realise that potential.
“He has an excellent left foot, he has plenty of pace, and is a versatile player who can operate on the left or right. We believe he'll add great options in attack and we welcome Yusuf to Pietermaritzburg and the Team of Choice family.”
Jappie joins the likes of Kwanda Mngonyama, Phumlani Ntshangase and Judas Moseamedi as the club’s new signings for 2019/20, while another couple of players are still at the club on trial.