Latvian added to Cape Town City mix

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  • Post published:July 28, 2016

Cape Town City have announced the signing of Latvian defender Renars Rode from Czech Republic side Sigma Olomouc.

The 27-year-old has now penned a deal at City following John Comitis’ purchase of the club.

In the past, Mpumalanga Black Aces had shown interest in the defender and invited him for a trial in January this year.

‘We would like to officially welcome Latvian international Renars Rode to Cape Town City FC,’ read a statement released by the club.

‘Cape Town City is sending out a strong signal that we are here and we mean business!’ the club revealed on Twitter.

Rode has racked up four caps for Latvia after making his debut in 2010 in a friendly match against South Korea.

Over the course of his career, Rode has netted 14 times and assisted a further three while making 171 appearances playing for the likes of Latvian clubs FK Olimps Riga, Skonto Riga, Ventspils and Czech Republic side’s FK Teplice, Sigma Olomouc.

The Latvian international has won the Virsliga in 2010 and 2014 in his homeland for Skonto FC and FK Ventspils respectively.

The 27-year-old will now join City’s new signings Roland Putsche and Tshepo Gumede as the club’s third signing in the space of a week.

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