Cole Alexan­der joins Wits

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Bid­vest Wits have se­cured the ser­vices of mid­fielder Cole Alexan­der on a free trans­fer, head coach Gavin Hunt has con­firmed. Re­ports have been rife that Alexan­der had com­pleted a move to Stur­rock Park in the last week, but no of­fi­cial word had come from the club.

The 28-year-old mid­fielder was re­leased by Su­perS­port United last month, fol­low­ing an un­suc­cess­ful 18-month spell that was largely due to an as­sort­ment of in­juries.

The Clever Boys visit Golden Ar­rows in their next Absa Premier­ship en­counter on Satur­day af­ter­noon, with kick-off set for 15h30.

How­ever, Hunt has since con­firmed that the Bafana Bafana in­ter­na­tional has in­deed signed, ex­plain­ing the de­ci­sion to bring in an­other cen­tral mid­fielder.

“Yeah, Cole Alexan­der ’s here. We’ve signed him,” Hunt says.

“A few [cen­tral mid­field­ers] are go­ing, and a few have gone al­ready, so we have to look at the long-term as well,” he ex­plained.

Wits parted ways with for­mer Bafana skip­per Steven Pien­aar at the turn of the year, while Xola Mlambo com­pleted a trans­fer to Orlando Pi­rates.

Alexan­der faces com­pe­ti­tion with the likes of Tha­bang Monare, Gran­wald Scott, Ed­win Gy­imah, Ben Motshwari and Phum­lani Nt­shangase for a place in the team.

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