Aubrey Ngoma is working his way back to fitness for Cape Town City. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

DURBAN – Cape Town City chairman John Comitis is planning to sell Aubrey Ngoma overseas.

Comitis recently sold his captain Lebogang Manyama to Turkey after he swept the Premier Soccer League (PSL) awards.

Manyama was chosen as the best player last season in South Africa, and also claimed the PSL Golden Boot.

Ngoma was also wanted in the market just like Manyama.

Mamelodi Sundowns tabled three offers for the services of Ngoma, but they were all declined.

“I want to sell Ngoma overseas. In December, he will go to Major League Soccer (MLS in USA) and Switzerland. There are two clubs in those countries that are keen to have a look at him. He has fully recovered and we hope that he will be back to his usual best.

“He started training with the whole team. We want to sell players overseas. That will help our national team,” Comitis stated. 

Ngoma was instrumental for Cape Town City last season. He played a huge role in their debut season, making more than 10 assists. City went on to win the Telkom Knockout and the finished third in the league.

“Sundowns were interested in the player. Yes, they did make offers, but they were nowhere near what we were looking for. They were not good enough,” Comitis said.

Comitis has a history of selling players overseas. He has made a lot of international transfers over the past years alongside his brother George Comitis while they were at Ajax Cape Town.

The likes of Thulani Serero, Steven Pienaar, Thembinkosi Fanteni, Bryce Moon, Nathan Paulse and Eyong Enoh all went overseas.

“Yes, Ngoma was in Johannesburg on the deadline day. We gave players three days off. On those three days, he could have gone anywhere,” Comitis elaborated.

City have begun the season like the house on fire, winning all five of their matches.

“We are happy to reach the (MTN8) final. The job is not yet done. There’s no incentives that I’ve promised the players if they win the final.

“I believe that donning the jersey of Cape Town City in a cup final should be enough to motivate. Whatever happens thereafter will take its course. We are hungry for success,” Comitis explained. 

 

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