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CT City battle for the arrival of Angolan star Carlinhos

CT City battle for the arrival of Angolan star Carlinhos

Ambitious DStv Premiership side Cape Town City FC have further strengthened their squad following the arrival of Angolan star player Carlinhos.

CT City are one of the most active clubs in the current transfer window. Carlinhos is the club’s fifth signing for the upcoming 2024/25 PSL season.

In recent weeks, the Citizens have strengthened their squad with the signings of Namibian star Prince Tjiueza, former Mamelodi Sundowns star Haashim Domingo, rising star Kayden Francis and experienced midfielder Fortune Makaringe.

A number of players have also left the club, with the Capetonians parting ways with Brice Ambina, Thabiso Kutumela, Jo Paciencia, Relebogile Mokhuoane, Bongani Mpandle and Khanya Leshabela.

The 29-year-old Angolan midfielder joins the Cape Town club as a free agent after his contract with Angolan giants Petro Luanda expired on June 30. Carlinhos will team up with former team-mate and compatriot Gilberto, who was snapped up by Soweto giants Orlando Pirates after a stellar run for club and country, in the SA elite league.

Carlinhos during the match against Petro Luanda
Carlinhos during the match against Petro Luanda

“Cape Town City is pleased to announce that it has reached a professional agreement with Angolan playmaker Carlos do Carmo,” the club said in a statement.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAPE TOWN’S NEW PURCHASE, CARLINHOS

Carlinhos is a well-traveled midfielder who brings a wealth of experience to the CT City team. He started playing professional football in 2013 for Petro Luanda. In 2019. He previously played for another Angolan top club, GD Interclube. In 2021, he left his country to seek a new challenge elsewhere, joining Tanzanian powerhouse Young Africans. However, he returned to Petro Luanda in 2021.

In his professional football career, the talented midfielder has won five trophies: two Angola League titles, one Angola Cup title and two Angola Super Cup titles. He also played in the CAF Champions League in Petro colours and the African Football League (AFL).

He has also represented his national team, but his last appearance was in November 2021 against Gabon in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

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