Celtic sign Lawler
Bloemfontein Celtic have signed former Kaizer Chiefs defender Brent Lawler, the club announced on Thursday.
Lawler can play either as a right-back or a centre-back, and has likely been on board as cover for the departing Erick Mathoho.
The 22-year-old came through the University of Pretoria Academy, before going on to play college football in the USA. He returned to the PSL and Chiefs at the start of last season, but failed to make an impression at Naturena and was released.
“We are delighted to have signed this young man. We have no doubt he will do well for us. He will be surrounded by equally good players and will add to the quality of our defence,” Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco says.
The player too is delighted with the move.
“I’m happy to be here. Change of scene is never bad. I was looking for a club where I can be given an opportunity to play and this is the place,” Lawler says.
“I have already met the coach and my teammates – and I don’t regret joining Celtic. They are a big and ambitious club with fantastic supporters. I have always wanted to play for them. Just because I’m coming from Chiefs, I’m not expecting to walk into the starting line-up. I’m going to fight for my position in the team,” he adds.