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City Closing In On Next Major Signing

Cape Town City are closing in on the signing of Angola international striker Joaquim Cristovao Paciencia ahead of the new season.

City have been in the market for a new number nine after releasing Bertrand Mani, while they bide their time on the development of promising teenager Luke Daniels.

Samir Nurkovic trained with the club prior to their end-of-season break but with his injury history, it’s unlikely they will take the gamble on his services.

iDiski Times understands the highly-rated Paciencia is now set to become their new man to lead the line next season.

Joaquin Cristovao Paciencia of Angola celebrates goal with teammates during 2023 African Nations Championship Qualifiers match between South Africa and Angola at Dobsonville Stadium on the 04 September 2022 © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Many would perhaps recall his destructive display against Bafana Bafana when they lost 6-1 on aggregate in the 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.

The 26-year-old joins the club from GD Interclube, while he also had stints with G.D. Sagrada Esperança and Petro de Luanda, among the biggest clubs in the country.

He netted 26 goals in 67 league games over the past four seasons in the Angolan top-flight.

Story by Lorenz Kohler (@Lorenz_KO) and Snethemba Makonco (@Makonco_M)

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.