Burkina Faso star Pitroipa joins Belgian club Royal Antwerp

Burkina Faso star Pitroipa joins Belgian club Royal Antwerp
Jonathan Pitroipa of Burkina Faso during of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations match between Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso at Bata Stadium, Equatorial Guinea on 21 January 2015

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jan 09, 2018. 09:00

Burkina Faso international Jonathan Pitroipa is eager to relaunch his career at Belgian First Division A outfit Royal Antwerp.

The forward, Who turns 32 this year, has signed until the end of the season and has joined the team at their training camp in Spain.

"This is a big opportunity to play at the top level again and I can't wait to get started," he told BBC Sport.

"Antwerp is having a good season so far and I want to make a good impression as well."

The winger has an option to extend the deal with the club for additional year.

Pitroipa was the player of the tournament at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and has been without a club since leaving UAE side Al Nasr in July 2017.

The experienced attacker returns to play in Europe after playing in France and Germany for 10 years from 2004.

He made his international debut for Burkina Faso against Senegal in October 2006 and has since won 71 caps and scored 18 goals.

Antwerp will host Club Brugge on the 21st of January 2018 as the 2017/18 Belgian First Division season resumes.

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