In Summary
  • Masoud Juma on Monday completed a high profile transfer to top tier side South African side Cape Town City.
  • The player will now earn between Sh500,000 and Sh1 million each month for the duration his three year contract.

The man who discovered Kenya international Masoud Juma in Garissa during a government-backed National Youth Academy talent search programme four years ago is now backing the footballer to continue with his goal scoring exploits in South Africa.

The 21-year-old Kariobangi Sharks forward on Monday completed a high profile transfer to top tier side South African side Cape Town City.

Nation Sport understands the player will now earn between Sh500,000 and Sh1 million each month for the duration his three year contract, depending on the number of competitive appearances he makes for the first time, alongside other bonuses.

“At the time, I liked his height, the fact that he could play with both feet and turn of pace,” AFC Leopards team manager Gilbert Selebwa explained.

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“I took him with me to (Kisii’s) Shabana FC and wrote a blog at around that time indicating that he will play for the national team one day. That has come to pass. He will score goals in South Africa, that’s a given.”

Similarly, Sharks — who finished third in their debut season in the Kenyan Premier League last season — are set to pocket a transfer fee in the upwards of Sh7 million upfront.

The Kenyan club will also benefit if the player is sold on to another club.

“At just 21, Juma has proven to be Africa’s most prolific goalscorer. His quality is evident as is the interest for him in Europe. He is still young and needs to be nurtured. But once he adapts and settles in, he has all the makings of a lethal out and out number nine,” Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy, a former South Africa international explained.

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