Powerful midfield man Gus Mafuta became the Club’s fifth new signing of the 2019 summer joined Pools following his release from promoted Salford City.
A tough-tackling ball-winner, Mafuta was nurtured in the youth ranks at Colchester United before moving on to Bristol City where he captained the Under-23s.
After gaining some senior experience on loan at Nuneaton, Mafuta was allowed to leave Ashton Gate permanently in 2015 and went on to sign for Gateshead where he produced some outstanding performances in over 60 outings.
His strong and commanding displays earned him a move to Salford in 2017 and he played against Pools on the final day of last term as well as starting in The Ammies’ Promotion Final triumph over AFC Fylde.
His no-nonsense style was something Pools boss Craig Hignett was keen on and will be looking to Mafuta to add some much-needed steel to the engine room during 2019/20.