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St. Louis CITY SC sign South African midfielder Njabulo Blom

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St. Louis CITY SC have added to their inaugural roster with the signing of midfielder Njabulo Blom from South African side Kaizer Chiefs FC.

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Arriving for an undisclosed fee, Blom has signed a two-year deal with St. Louis through the 2024 MLS season with the club holding options for 2025 and 2026.

“We are excited to bring a young South African national team player like Blom to our squad and St. Louis,” St. Louis sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel said in a club press release.

“His ball-winning, super-aggressive, warrior qualities as a central defensive midfielder match what we are looking for in our philosophy. Blom’s addition to our team is exactly the missing puzzle piece we needed.”

In three-and-a-half years with Kaizer Chiefs, Blom notched eight assists in 94 appearances across all competitions, helping the club finish second in the South African top-flight in 2019/20. At international level, Blom made his debut for South Africa in a World Cup qualifier against Ghana in September 2021.

The 23-year-old should be a regular starter in the St. Louis midfield alongside Designated Player Eduard Lowen. Blom will be managed by fellow South African Bradley Carnell, who represented Kaizer Chiefs during his playing career.

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