Ncube believes that his Zimbabwean compatriot, Chipeta, will be a perfect replacement for Mobara.
“I think that one [Mobara and Norodien’s sale] caught all of us by surprise,” Ncube told Goal .
“No one saw it coming and we were as shocked when we told they would be leaving, I wish them well.
“But I think in Eric, not because he is my friend or something, we have a perfect replacement for Bara [Mobara].
“Just like him he is versatile, solid at centre-back and across other defensive positions.
“We can also use him in defensive midfield so that says a lot about his abilities and I am really glad he joined us, he will add a lot of quality to the squad.”
Having let go of Mobara, Norodien, Franklin Cale, Ashely Hartog and Ruzaigh Gamildien, the Urban Warriors are also expected to lose two more players due to the foreign quota restriction of five foreigners per team as they currently have seven on their books.
They have already signed Chipeta and Kenyan Victor Abondo, and promoted seven youngsters from their academy whilst they are reported to be chasing the signature of Pretoria University’s Thabo Mosadi.