Cape Town City have made another edition to their squad with the signing of Dutch midfielder Chris David, who started his professional career in the English Premier League with Fulham.
The 25-year-old had been a free agent since leaving Eredivisie outfit, FC Utrecht at the end of the 2017/18 season.
He was unveiled as a City player on Sunday, becoming the second signing made by the club this week along with ex-Ajax Cape Town skipper Travis Graham.
“As a football player you always want to achieve the highest possible. I played a year in the Premier League and a second year in the Championship. I learnt a lot from all the players and no one can take that away from me. I am really excited to start playing,” David said at his unveiling.
Chris David added to strengthen City’s title charge
David’s signing comes shortly after the Citizens suffered twin injury blows in the midfield department, with Roland Putsche and Thabo Nodada, who have both been ruled out for the rest of the season with injury.
He adds a long list of free agents who have ended up at the club, with Tokelo Rantie, Kermit Erasmus and Graham the other ones.
The midfielder joins countryman and fellow ex-youth international, Peter Leeuwenburgh at the Mother City outfit.
He joins the club ahead of a tough month, which sees them face log leaders Bidvest Wits in between home and away clashes against defending league champions, Mamelodi Sundowns.
City have also been drawn against Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup semifinals.
They are currently fourth on the log after temporarily occupying third place, following a 3-2 win over Maritzburg United on Saturday. The victory came hours before they were pushed down by Orlando Pirates, who jumped to second after thumping AmaZulu 4-1 later in the day.