MISFIRING South African Premier League side SuperSport United announced on Monday they had signed former Zimbabwe captain Benjani Mwaruwari on a one-year deal.
The 34-year-old former Manchester City and Portsmouth striker trained with SuperSport for two weeks last month but had since left the club.
But after watching SuperSport score just four goals in their opening six matches, coach Gavin Hunt sent for the Zimbabwean after identifying him as the man to solve their goal crisis.
The club announced on Monday night a 12-month contract had been signed, with an option to renew when it expires.
Hunt, who is assisted by the former Zimbabwe international Kaitano Tembo, revealed at the end of their 0-0 draw with Free State Stars last Saturday that he would try and sign Mwaruwari, who was released by Portsmouth in May.
“I'm going to try and sign him. We have to,” Hunt said. “I think he is a general all-round player that can help us do a little better up front.”
Last week, Mwaruwari told New Zimbabwe.com he had set himself a target of two weeks to find a top flight club in South Africa failing which he would call time on his career.