Togo captain Nibombe Dare has signed a three-year contract with newly-promoted Romanian first division club CS Otopeni.

"Because of numerous absences, we have signed a new central defender who is captain of the Togo national team," coach Marian Bucurescu recently told members of the media.

Dare will likely make his debut for the league basement dwellers on Sunday against Gaz Metan Medias, also newly-promoted to the first division.

Dare, 28, turned professional in Togo in 1996 before leaving for Belgium in 2002, spending a season with La Louviere before joining Mons, his most recent club to date.