Danish champions FC Copenaghen have bolstered their squad ahead of the UEFA Champions League group stage with the signing of Nigerian forward Fanendo Adi on a four-year contract from Slovakian outfit FK AS Trenčín.
Adi, 22, scored 23 goals in 58 league appearances in two spells at Trenčín either side of stints in Ukraine with FC Metalurh Donetsk, FC Dynamo Kyiv and SC Tavriya Simferopol.
Indeed, the Nigeria forward scored a 23-minute hat-trick on his only appearance for Trenčín this term before putting pen to paper on a move to the UEFA Champions League group stage entrants.
The Under-23 international spent six months on loan with Senica but was hampered by injury that limited him to just five starts for the side.
Selected as a first-choice when available, a serious hamstring injury meant he did not play after August 4, his final appearance coming in a Uefa Europa League loss to Red Bull Salzburg.
His exit from Slovakia follows that of Sibusiso Ntuli, who spent a successful loan spell at top-flight FC Nitra, but has returned to FC Cape Town after the clubs could not agree a fee for his permanent services.
South African Bridget Motha has left Slovakian top-flight side Senica FC and will return to First Division FC Cape Town.
Thulani Serero again came off the bench to help Ajax Amsterdam to a 2-2 draw away to VV Venlo at the weekend.
The defending Dutch Eredivisie champions were trailing 2-0 when Serero entered the fray just past the hour-mark, but within six minutes of his arrival they had pulled back to 2-2.
Also in Holland, Kamohelo Mokotjo played the final nine minutes as Feyenoord stumbled to a 1-1 draw away at Heracles.
In the Slovakian top-flight, Sibusiso Ntuli continued his fine form for FC Nitra, starting and scoring in the 2-0 away win over Kosice that keeps his side second in the table.
Sibusiso Spoko Ntuli
South African youngster Sibusiso Ntuli had a dream debut for his new Slovakian top-flight side FC Nitra.
The 22-year-old came on as a second-half substitute in the 2-1 victory for his side over Dukla Banská Bystrica and netted with 14 minutes to go to secure the win.
The ink was barely dry on the player’s contract having moved from South African First Division side FC Cape Town when he netted on debut.
Ntuli has signed on loan with Nitra for six months, after which the Slovakian side will decide whether to sign him on a permanent basis.
Former youth international Bridget Motha will be playing in the Europa League this season after signing a two-year contract with Slovakia Super Liga club FK Senica.
Motha signed his new deal yesterday, making his move from First Division side FC Cape Town.
Errol Dicks, chairman of FC Cape Town, confirms that the 25-year-old midfielder has signed his deal with Senica, who will be playing in the Europa League by virtue of having finished second last season.
“The boy has signed a two-year contract after impressing the club during the three weeks that he spent at the club. This is a lovely deal for the boy and it will change his life going forward. It has always been my dream to send boys overseas,” Dicks tells KickOff.com.