Bafana Bafana international and former Brentford midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo traded the west side of London for the state of Ohio to join Major Soccer League newbies FC Cincinnati on a free.
Mokotjo has played the vast majority of his career in Europe and after making a total of 102 appearances in all competitions in addition to coming one game short of promotion from the Championship to the Premier League this season, the 29-year-old believes that a change of scenery was necessary during this stage in his career.
“I felt like now is the right moment for a new challenge at a club that has big potential and is willing to challenge itself,” Mokotjo told his new club’s official website.
“I think in a way this is a perfect match. I’m honoured and ready to relish this opportunity and challenge,” the former FC Twente man added.
As a steady and technically gifted player who shields the back four with incredible poise, FC Cincinnati’s management have also expressed their sheer delight at their acquisition of the South African.
“We are pleased to add a player in Kamo who will be a strong fit for what we are looking to do at FC Cincinnati,” the club’s General Manager Gerard Nijkamp said.
“He is an intelligent player that will be an asset for our club on both sides of the pitch. We look forward to welcoming Kamo to Cincinnati and having him integrate within our locker room.”
The ‘orange and blue’ are set to start the regular season against DC United this Saturday.