Eastbourne Borough are excited to welcome forward Siyabonga Ligendza to Priory Lane on loan from AFC Fylde for the rest of the season.

The attacker is no stranger to new Borough boss Adam Murray having worked with him at Mill Farm last season, and is a welcome addition as competition for places increases.

“Siya is a player I’ve worked with previously and we’ve shared some great success,” said Murray about his first signing.

“He is a powerful, physical striker with a great eye for goal and I know he will add some firepower in the final third.”

Known as Siya, he joined AFC Fylde from Cardiff City, where he began his career at just eight years old, working his way through the Academy system.

The Leicester-born forward signed a professional contract with the Welsh club in 2021 before netting 40 goals over two-and-a-half years for the development squads at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Someone with both Welsh and South African citizenship, Siya was named on the preliminary shortlist for South Africa’s 2021 Olympic Games squad in Tokyo.

He scored six goals in 24 matches for Fylde last term as he helped them lift the National League North title.

The striker will wear number 7 for the Sports and is available for selection for today’s match with Torquay United.