Abraham Majok – Who is Usuthu’s new signing?

AmaZulu President Sandile Zungu. Benni McCarthy, Coach of AmaZulu FC and Manzini Zungu welcomes new signing Abraham Majok during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 training session and press conference for AmaZulu at Kings Park outer fields on 27 January 2022 ©Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix
AmaZulu FC recently announced the signing of Abraham Majok who is unknown to the South African football fraternity.
The well-travelled player arrived at the Durban-based outfit during the Premier Soccer League (PSL)’s January transfer window as he returned to his home continent, Africa.
Born in a refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya on 13 October 1998 to South Sudanese parents, Majok moved to Australia in 2005 with his family as a youth.
Majok began his football career at Spirit FC in 2014 and he rose through the ranks to play in the Sydney-based club’s first team, before a move to fellow National Premier League side Mt Druitt Town Rangers followed in 2016.
The lanky winger-cum-striker became a first-team regular at Rangers which saw him attract interest from a club campaigning in Australia’s top-flight (A-League), Western Sydney Wanderers.
Wanderers signed Majok from Rangers on a youth contract towards the end of 2016 and he made his professional debut for the club in their Asian Champions League clash against the Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan in February 2017.
Majok was one of the best young players in Australian football and he scooped the A-League Youth Golden Boot in 2018 after scoring nine goals in seven matches in the competition.
The promising player represented Australia at under-23 level, but he has since made himself available for South Sudan having accepted a call up from Bright Stars in June 2021.
The 2018/19 campaign saw Majok become a regular feature in Wanderers’ first-team squad in the A-League and he found the back of the net twice in 18 appearances including six starts.
His exploits attracted interest from Wanderers’ A-League rivals, Central Coast Mariners in June 2019 and he signed a one-year contract with the Gosford-based club.
During his time with Mariners, Majok scored a stoppage-time winning goal against Hume City to send the team to the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Cup semi-finals in September 2019.
The 23-year-old spent one season with Mariners, before moving to Europe where he joined Cypriot club Podosfairiki Athlitiki Enosi Eparxeias Kerynias (PAEEK) in July 2020.
He has since been snapped up by AmaZulu and he will compete with the likes of Lehlohonolo Majoro, Bonginkosi Ntuli, Siphelele Mthembu in coach Benni McCarthy’s striking department.