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S. African club signs another Liberian

Liberia’s International Kpan Sherman has moved to Premier Soccer League club Black Aces of South Africa on a three years deal. The Liberian international joined the Mpumalanga club from Tanzanian side Young African Sport Club.

Aces have been monitoring Sherman for a while and initially wanted to bring him in last season, but decided against it due to their foreigner quota. Aces Chairman Mario Morfou was very excited to have finally captured Sherman’s signature and was confident that he would be one of the best strikers in this seasons PSL league.

Sherman – the only Liberian to win top league titles in Tow Distinct, is just one step away from equaling the record of African legend and fellow countryman George Weah, who won three different league titles in three different countries.

The former world best won the Liberian Premier league with Invincible Eleven and Mighty Barrolle before winning the Italian Serie A with AC Milan, as well as French league 1 with Paris Saint Germain in Europe. “He’s an excellent player and arguably one of the best players we have ever signed, and ‘yes’ we are relieved to finally be able to formally welcome him to AmaZayoni.

Kpan Sherman will be an ideal partner up front with Collins Mbesuma and I’m confident he will be among the top goal scorers in the league this season,” Chairman Mario Morfou said. The Liberian International was introduced to his Aces team mates on last Friday and spent the rest of the day accompanied by Esau Mtsweni and Denis Masina, and also visited Aces’ marketing wing where he was shown the clubs portfolio, including a debrief of the club’s history.

Sherman said he was delighted to be in South Africa and was excited to get going. “It’s a beautiful country and I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen and heard on Black Aces, and have been warmly welcomed. I’m very keen to try and establish myself in the team and also looking forward to meeting the fans and visiting the communities as part of Aces’ programs,” he said.

Sherman – born on 3 February 1992 in Monrovia, helped Young African Sport Club, aka “Yanga”, celebrate their 24th league title last season.  The 23-year-old striker scored six league goals and five assists from 16 league games for his Dar es Salaam club since he joined the club during the mid-season transfer window from Northern Cypriot top league side Centikaya Turk SK.

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