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Former Fulham star Boa Morte joins Orlando Pirates

last updated Tuesday 24th January 2012, 2:11 PM


Former Fulham winger Luis Boa Morte
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Former Fulham midfielder Luis Boa Morte was presented as an Orlando Pirates player on Tuesday morning

The 34-year-old was unveiled by club owner Irwin Khoza, and the former Portugal international has signed a 18-month deal with the Buccaneers.

Khoza said, "I must thank Benni McCarthy, who made me aware of the desire of Luis to play for Pirates. He is now owned by the spiritual owners of the team."

At his presentation Boa Morte added, "I'm happy to be here to continue my football career and hopefully I will remain here for many seasons, as long as I'm fit."

Boa Morte, who was McCarthy's team-mate at West Ham, was a free agent after prematurely parting ways with Greek second tier side AE Larissa just six months into his stay, following financial problems at the club.

With over 300 games in the English Premiership from his 14 years in England, Boa Morte will provide Pirates with a wealth of experience, despite being in the twilight of his career.

Boa Morte had spells at Fulham, Arsenal, Southampton and West Ham, who he left at the end of last season, after four years.

His most successful spell was at Fulham, where he played 195 games and scored 45 goals. He was in the Jean Tigana team that won promotion to the Premiership in 2001.



















Source Peter Pedroncelli at Goal
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