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Eric Tinkler feels no need to replace departed Cape Town City duo

Posted: 30 December 2016 Time: 13:54

Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler says he is not planning to sign any replacements for Australian midfielder Matthew Sim and Latvian defender Renars Rode as he believes he has enough cover in their respective positions.

The Cape club on Friday confirmed Sim and Rode had left after spending just six months in the Mother City, with Tinkler explaining the reasons behind Sim’s exit.

"They both started well for us and played very well," Tinkler tells

"They were doing very well, but Sim found it difficult to get in the starting line-up. When the team is performing well, the guys who are on the bench must work very hard. But he did come on in some games we played. When a player asks to be released, you must grant him his wish."

Sim himself took to social media to thank the Cape club for his time in the PSL.

Following Sim and Rode’s departure, Tinkler says he is not rushing  to replace the duo in January.

"No. We have enough cover," he said.

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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