Brazilian Joao Gabriel joins KCCA FC

By: Moses Magero
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Brazilian youngster Joao Gabriel Esteves Cardoso has signed for KCCA FC.

The South American penned a two year deal until 2025 and he becomes the first Brazilian to play for KCCA FC.

Gabriel, a 21 year old winger / forward joins KCCA FC from ADC Cabofriense in Brazil.

He was born in Rio de Janeiro and has featured for Brazil’s Flamengo in U17 (2018) and U20 (2019-2020).

Joao also previously featured for Germany’s FCA Darmstadt.

Gabriel becomes KCCA FC’s first signing ahead of the 2023/24 season. He also becomes Sergio Traguil’s first signing at KCCA FC.

Gabriel is expected to report for pre season on Sunday 16th July at MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.

Gabriel spoke to this club’s official website after putting pen to paper and he said

I’ve always been interested in playing in Africa, and I’ve been following KCCA FC for a while now. I’m really impressed with their style of play, and I think I can fit in well with the team. I’m also excited to experience African culture and to play in front of the passionate fans. I want to help KCCA FC win the league title. I also want to make a positive impact on the team and to help them reach the next level. I think African football is on the rise. There are a lot of talented players coming out of Africa, and I think the continent is becoming more competitive. I’m excited to be a part of that growth, and I think African teams will be successful in the years to come.

Joao Gabriel Esteves Cardoso

Everyone at KCCA FC welcomes Gabriel and wishes him the best at his new home.

Joao Gabriel Esteves Cardoso


Name: Joao Gabriel Esteves Cardoso

Position: Winger / Forward

Date of Birth: 21/08/2001

Former Clubs: ADC Cabofriense, Flamengo, FCA Darmstadt

Contract: 2 years (2023 – 2025)

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