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Kostovski signed 3 year deal with OH Leuven

Jovan Kostovski (white jersey); photo: gsp.roOH Leuven confirmed on its official website today that Jovan Kostovski has signed a 3 year deal to continue his career in Belgium.

Jovan Kostovski is being brought in to replace Nigerian striker Derick Chuka Ogbu who left OH Leuven to join CFR Cluj in Romania.  Jovan also seemed headed for Romania with Dinamo București, but OH Leuven intervened and made the best financial offer to snag Kostovski.  Belgium will be the third international adventure for Kostovski as he has also played in Greece with OFI Crete and Turkey with Orduspor earlier in his career.

Kostovski was the leading scorer of the Macedonian league last year, and also compiled four goals in two league games for Vardar this season.  However, the 26-year-old was looking to move abroad and drew interest from Dinamo București, Partizan and OH Leuven.  The Belgian team eventually won the sweepstakes to land the CF.  Jovan will be available to the OH Leuven manager for their next game which takes place on Saturday against Cercle Brugge.

To date, Kostovski has been capped twice for the Macedonian national team, both coming under manager Chedomir Janevski.  He featured in a friendly against Poland on 14 December 2012, and then also played in the Bulgaria friendly earlier this month.

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