Stellenbosch FC Secure Signature of Former German International and Borrusia Dortmund Defender, Lasse Sobiech

Stellenbosch FC Secure Signature of Former German International and Borrusia Dortmund Defender, Lasse Sobiech

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:05 PM
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  • Stellenbosch FC have brought in a German defender who played in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2
  • Lass Sobiech is a former Germany under 21 international who has played for numerous sides in Germany
  • Stellenbosch FC brough in Germany's Lasse Sobiech to fill the gap left by Zitha Kwinika's move to Kaizer Chiefs

Stellenbosch FC have gone international as they look to beef up their squad.

Steve Barker’s side have brought in a former Germany under 21 international to the club on a free transfer.

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Stellenbosch FC have signed former German u21 international and ex-Bundesliga defender Lasse Sobiech. Image: Uwe Anspach/ Matthias Balk
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As reported by iDiski Times, Lasse Sobiech joined the side as a free agent after leaving Darmstadt 98 in Germany.

Darmstadt 98 currently play their football in the Bundesliga 2. The defender stands at 1.96 metres tall and has had an extensive career in Germany, including stints at Bundesliga outfits.

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He has previously played for FC Köln, HSV Hamburg, St Pauli and Borussia Dortmund over the years, TransferMarkt confirmed.

Sobiech will help fill the defensive gap left by Zitha Kwinika’s departure to Kaizer Chiefs.

Stellies will be hoping the German, and their other new signings can help build on an impressive 2021/22 season.

Stellies finished fourth in the DStv Premiership and narrowly missed out on securing a place in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Legendary goalkeeper coach Alex Heredia wants a ban on foreign goalkeepers in South Africa

The renowned former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper coach Alex Heredia believes that local teams should be banned from signing foreign goalkeepers.

The 64-year-old Argentinian thinks that this would result in local glovemen having increased opportunities, and thus increasing their quality.

Heredia was once also on the books of Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Kaizer Chiefs' incoming signings Ashley du Preez and Zitha Kwinika praised by former side Stellenbosch FC

It’s official, Ashley du Preez and Zitha Kwinika are Naturena bound.

The Stellenbosch FC duo were rumoured to have signed with Kaizer Chiefs, but it has now been made official. reported that du Preez and Kwinika will join the Amakhosi on July 1, forming part of Arthur Zwane’s rebuild.

Chiefs’ newly appointed coach is looking to part ways with players while bringing in new players as the Amakhosi return to their former glory days.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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