'Mathew Rusike Can Be Our Own Aguero'

Cape Town City are hoping they will find their own Sergio Aguero in Zimbabwean striker Mathew Rusike who joined the ABSA Premiership side in January.

City assistant coach Vasili Manousakis hopes new signing Matthew Rusike will provide the missing link in the squad to ease their goal scoring woes.

“Let’s hope Matty is our [Alexis] Sanchez or [Sergio] Aguero, that’s what we’re hoping for,” he said. “Now it’s about how quickly we can get his [registration] card and see if he can make a difference.”

The 27-year-old Rusike has experience in the ABSA Premiership having played for Kaizer Chiefs.

He also arrives with plenty of experienced garnered during stints in Europe with Portugal’s Nacional Madeira, Halmstads and Helsingborgs IF in Sweden.

Rusike also played for Tunisian outfit Club Africain and Manousakis is hoping the Zimbabwean will slot in right away in the Cape.

City have scored 20 goals in 20 league games this season, with Ayanda Patosi and the departed Lehlohonolo Majoro the club’s leading scorers across all competitions with three goals apiece.


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