Zambian Super League side Napsa Stars have beefed up their squad by signing former Southampton striker Emmanuel Mayuka.

Also joining the Pensioners, who sit third in the league and just two points behind leaders Nkana FC, is Kenyan international goalkeeper Shaaban Odhoji who joined from Gor Mahia on a one-and-a-half year deal.

“We are delighted to welcome Kenyan National Odhoji Shaaban who joins Napsa Stars FC from Gor Mahia FC,” the club said on their official Twitter account.

The duo was unveiled by the Lusaka-based outfit on Tuesday.

Odhoji moves to a league that is popular with Kenyan players including two of his former captains at Gor Mahia, Musa Mohamed and Harun Shakava who both play for league leaders Nkana as well as former Kariobangi Sharks forward Duke Abuya.

Other Kenyans in the Zambian league include Harambee Stars striker Jesse Were, defender David Owino, Mark Makwatta who moved back to Zambia this transfer window and goalkeeper Ian Otieno, all who turn out for defending champions Zesco United.

Mayuka, a 2012 Afcon winner with Zambian national team, moved to Napsa Stars from Green Buffaloes who revived his dying football career when they handed him a second chance in 2019 after he left Egyptian club Zamalek in 2017.

Mayuka, who has also played in Israel, Switzerland and France, is best remembered for winning the 2012 Afcon Golden Boot in a tournament where he scored twice inside seven minutes before his star dimmed.

Napsa Stars were previously known as Profound Warriors but changed their name following a sponsorship deal with National Pension Scheme Authority (Napsa).

The team is based in Lusaka and play their home games at Sunset Stadium.