Newly-promoted Premier League side Gzira United continued to strengthen their squad with the signing of two Brazilian strikers – Robert de Pinho de Souza and Joceano da Silva Santos.
Thirty-five year old Robert started his career with Coritiba and then played for Botafogo before moving to Switzerland to join Servette and after a short spell back in Brazil with São Caetano, he joined Kawasaki Frontale in Japan. He then moved on to Russia and later Atlas in Mexico. In January 2005, he was transferred to PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He moved to Real Betis in Spain one year later, first on loan and then on a definite transfer.
In summer 2007, he was transferred to Ittihad but a few months later, moved to Mexico where he played for Monterrey, UAG Tecos and América. Later, Robert played mainly in Brazil with Cruzeiro, Bahia, Avai, Ceara, Boa Esport, Fortaleza, Sampaio Correa, Vitoria and Parana apart from short spells with Jeju United in Korea and Necaxa in Mexico.
Robert played three times for the Brazilian national team.
Twenty-five year old Joceano da Silva Santos started his career with Campinense in Brazil and was later on the books of a number of Brazilian clubs but also played for Juventud Retalteca in Guatemala, Karbala and Al Zawra’a in Iran.