Overseas deals for two South African players have been confirmed, following their successful trials.
After an unsuccessful trial with Kaizer Chiefs in July 2018, former SA U20 captain Ayabulela Konqobe re-joined AmaZulu in December of the same year, as he looked to revive his career, however, his stay in KwaZulu-Natal was short-lived after he was released in April last year.
Steenberg United in the GladAfrica Championship handed the former SuperSport United and Chippa United player a chance to revive his career, after signing him at the beginning of the season.
Having attracted interest from abroad, following his performances in Cape Town outfit’s promotion-chasing campaign, the 24-year-old has been signed by Ekenas IF in the First Division in Finland.
Konqobe had also been a target for Pirates previously, following his impressive performances and contribution in promotion-winning Thanda Royal Zulu side of 2017.
The Finnish side confirmed signing Konqobe, as well as former AmaZulu and SuperSport young forward Darren Smith on one-year deals.
“Ayabulela Kongqobe (hereafter only Aya) and Darren Smith, both from South Africa are ready for Ekenäs IF for the season. Both have a one-year contract,” the Finnish club confirmed on their website.