Thabo Nodada is key to Cape Town City's midfield. Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Premier Soccer League teams who have set their sights on the services of Cape Town City’s midfield maestro, Thabo Nodada, must forget about it because he is not going to leave the Citizens anytime soon.

Nodada has been a revelation for City in the past two seasons, and has been pivotal for the Cape side in the middle of the park with his refined displays.

Nodada’s performances earned him a Bafana Bafana call-up, and he was part of the team that collected four points against Seychelles in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.

City’s chairman, John Comitis, has made it clear that Nodada is not for sale locally.

“We won’t be entertaining any interest in him. People who wants him must come with two or three million Euros,” Comitis explained.

Nodada is expected to make things happen today when City host Bloemfontein Celtic in a league match.

Coach at City, Benni McCarthy, also stressed that Nodada is destined for Europe.

Two seasons ago, City sold their talisman Lebogang Manyama to Turkey following his impressive displays, which saw him crowned the PSL top goalscorer and the Player of Season. Comitis is not a big fan of selling his top players to South African teams, and has an ambition of making the Citizens one of the most formidable teams in the country.

Instead of selling his key players, Comitis is the one buying big name players, and recently acquired the services of Kermit Erasmus. City boast the likes of Siphelele Mthembu, Riyaad Norodien, Teko Modise and Peter Leeuwenburg in their arsenal.

The Citizens have already won two cups in the three years of their existence since Comitis bought the MP Black Aces franchise. In their maiden season they finished third on the log and captured the Telkom Knockout.

City lifted the MTN8 crown at the start of this season but they have struggled in the league, so will be looking to make some inroads by collecting maximum points against Celtic.

But City are facing a wounded lion in Celtic, who have lost three games on the trot.


Weekend Argus

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