CAPE TOWN – If the football rumour mill is to be believed, it looks as if Orlando Pirates utility star Abbubaker Mobara is on his way back home to join Cape Town City.
But, when contacted on Monday, City boss John Comitis played down the speculation. While he admitted his interest in the player, who is capable of doing a job in midfield and defence, Comitis said the financial terms may be a hindrance.
“I’ve been trying to get hold of Irvin (Khoza, Pirates boss) to chat about Mobara, but we just haven’t been able to discuss things as yet,” said Comitis. “The player is on a big contract at Pirates and that’s something we will have to consider. We are interested – he is the type of player who could work well for us.
“But, right now, there’s still a long way to go and we certainly can’t confirm that a deal is in place to bring Mobara to City.”
Mobara, the 25-year-old from Mitchell’s Plain in Cape Town, came through the youth development ranks at Ajax Cape Town before landing a lucrative deal with the Buccaneers in Soweto.