Lebogang Phiri: Caykur Rizespor sign ex-Guingamp and Bafana Bafana star

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The midfielder has signed for the top-tier side after the expiration of his contract with the French Ligue Two outfit

Turkish Super League side Caykur Rizespor have signed South African international Lebogang Phiri on a three-year deal.

The 26-year-old midfielder moved to the Super League outfit after the expiration of his contract with Ligue Two side Guingamp at the end of June. The Turkish side confirmed the arrival of the Bafana Bafana star on Sunday in a ceremony that vice-president Selim Selimoglu attended.

“Caykur Rizespor have signed Lebogang Phiri for three years,” the Rize club announced .

Phiri, who spent last season with Guingamp, one of the French Second Division teams, started his football career with Bidvest Wits in South Africa. He transferred to Brondby IF, a Danish team, in 2013 and the 26-year-old has been in France since 2017.

“Caykur Rizespor welcome Lebogang Phiri to our club and wish him success. It is announced with respect to our community and the public.”