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Former City Striker Joins Spurs

Former Cape Town City striker Nana Akosah-Bempah has signed for struggling GladAfrica Championship side Cape Town Spurs.

The American-born Ghanaian, who grew up in South Africa, first burst onto the scenes at Mpumalanga Black Aces in the 2015/16 season.

He made the move down to Cape Town when John Comitis bought the Aces franchise, and featured 24 times for Cape Town City, scoring once. He also had a brief loan spell at Cape Town All Stars in the National First Division.

Akosah-Bempah recently was playing for Orlando Pirates’ feeder team and ABC Motsepe side, Pele Pele.

The 23-year-old is excited to get going at the club that was formerly Ajax Cape Town

“Wonderful, besides the injuries, the stop-start, I’ve really enjoyed my time and feel welcomed by everyone – the staff, the players and I feel at home already so I am excited to get started and help the team,” Akosah-Bempah told the club’s website.

“My recovery is going well, a setback last week but it looks like I should be ready soon.

“We need to start by defending well and getting clean sheets, I think if we do that we give ourselves a chance. If we are not conceding goals and chasing games we can score goals, have a chance to win and climb up the table.”

Spurs are currently 16th on the table, and need to change their fortunes immediately to avoid relegation. However they face tough opposition this weekend as they take on second-placed Richards Bay away.

Rob Delport
Rob Delport
Rob Delport is a walking football encyclopedia, having been a mainstay in the Cape Town football scene for years. Rob has previously worked for SABC and various websites and publications across Africa, as well as being the South African Head Researcher for Football Manager and doing a similar role occasionally for EA Sports FIFA. Highly respected, Rob is now a senior iDiski Times website and newspaper writer, and is also responsible for the newspaper's editorial.