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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.


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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