Stellenbosch sign Dutch goalkeeper De Jong

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Newly-promoted Stellenbosch FC have made another signing ahead of the 2019-2020 Absa Premiership season, bringing in Dutch goalkeeper Boy De Jong.

The 25-year-old De Jong spent the past two seasons in Belgium at Anderlecht and previously played at Dutch clubs Excelsior, PEC Zwolle and Telstar.

Stellenbosch coach Steve Barker is pleased to have got his man, and says they felt the need to strengthen the goalkeeping department.

Earlier this week Stellenbosch also announced the signing of winger Dillon Solomons, who was one of the stand out players in the NFD last season while playing for Royal Eagles.

The club has now been back in training for two weeks and are also looking at adding former Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United defender Morgan Gould to their squad.

Barker is pleased with most of the progress, though there has been a hiccup now with the PSL’s new under-21 rule for the reserve league.

While they are set to start the season at Coetzenburg Stadium, Barker says they are still hoping to play home games at the intimate Idas Valley Sports Grounds, and the municipality is working hard to get the stadium up to PSL standard.

Stellenbosch host Chippa United in their opening Absa Premiership game of the season, scheduled for the 3rd of August at Coetzenburg Stadium. – Report by Rob Delport