Cape Town City extend contracts of Lebogang Manyama and Aubrey Ngoma until 2021
Posted: 11 January 2017 Time: 09:19
Cape Town City have extended the contracts of key players Lebogang Manyama and Aubrey Ngoma and tied them down until the 2020/21 season.
Captain Manyama and Ngoma have been in terrific form for the Telkom Knockout winners, who are also in league title contention thanks in large part to the form of the duo.
Several clubs will no doubt have shown interest in the pair this January but City have now handed them new deals as a reward for their form and to protect their investment.
“With the ambitions and exciting plans for Cape Town City in the near future, it was an easy decision for Aubrey and Lebo to stay, as they are determined to play an integral part in this journey,” said club chairman John Comitis.
“Our players are at the top of their game because they are happy, motivated and love the club. The team plays for one another and therefore plays without fear.
“When ‘in-demand” players like Aubrey and Lebo make a statement and long-term commitment like this you begin to understand just how powerful and unified this team is becoming.
“This sends a clear message that Cape Town City FC is a club for the future. One that strives to play a dynamic brand of football, keeping the talent necessary to compete for trophies every season.”
Comitis reserved a special section of his statement for a clear dig at his bitter rivals Ajax Cape Town.
“The idea of ‘cashing in’ is not part of our strategy. We are not a selling club, we are here to win,” he added.
“Our fans and trophy cabinet are what is ultimately important as we strive to bring fan culture and pride back to the Mother City.”