Finn Harps have confirmed the signing of midfielder Elie-Gael N'Zeyi Kibonge.

The Frenchman most recently played with Pohronie in Slovakia's Fortuna Liga. He came through the Amiens SC academy before spending time with Bastia-Borgo and Evreux 27.

He told "I’m looking forward to my new challenge here in Ireland. The squad and the people at the club have made me feel very welcome. I’m excited to meet the fans and for a good season."

Harps boss Ollie Horgan added: "Elie has impressed us since he came in so we’re happy to have him signed up now ahead of the season kick-off. He’s a big, strong lad coming from a good league. It’s been a while since he’s played competitive games so he’s not quite up to full speed yet but it’s great to have him on board."

Finn Harps begin their 2022 Airtricity Premier Division campaign at home to Drogheda United on Friday next.