Congolese Champions TP Mazembe have signed former Karela United midfielder Jean Vital Ourega.
The Ivorian was signed on a three-year deal from Zambian Premier League side Buildcon.
Ourega was billed to move to Tanzanian powerhouse SIMBA FC, a deal which fell through and paved way for Mazembe to capture the 23-year-old.
He joins together with Zambian defender Thandi Mwape, Benin attacker Jacques Bessan and Eliud David Ambokile also from DR Congo.
“TPM is pleased to announce the signing of a three-year contract with midfielder Jean Vital OUREGA. The 23-year-old Ivorian is the third rookie,” the Club posted on their website.
“The Ivorian midfielder was in the sights of the Ravens since last year. After a draw in the Zambian club Buildcon the day after a failed signing with Simba SC, Jean Vital Ourega finally packed his bags in Lubumbashi.
“The midfielder, defensive, has long evolved in the Ghanaian championship, precisely at Karela United. He arrives at the TPM in a sector that needed to be fleshed out by new elements.”
Jean Vital Ourega was one of the household names for Karela United during their maiden edition in the Ghana Premier League where he hugely excel and was regarded as one of the best midfielders in the Ghanaian top-flight.
By Frank Darkwah