Downs confirm Ngoma capture
Posted: 29 December 2017 Time: 12:25
Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed an agreement with Cape Town City over the services of midfielder Aubrey Ngoma.
As earier revealed by KickOff.com, The Brazilians have struck a deal – believed to be in the region of R8-million – with The Citizens that will see Ngoma move to Chloorkop in the January transfer window.
*Breaking*— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) December 29, 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns have reached an agreement on the transfer of Aubrey Ngoma from Cape Town City FC.
Personal terms will be negotiated as soon as he has passed his medicals at the club.#Sundowns pic.twitter.com/w0kKnaR6hd
The deal comes off the back of defender Kwanda Mngonyama's confirmed move to the Mother City earlier on Friday, with City confirming it as a "seperate" deal.
The arrival of Kwanda Mngonyama also coincides with the departure of Aubrey Ngoma in a separate deal to Sundowns. Ngoma returns to Gauteng after an illustrious contribution to Cape Town City and the club thanks Aubrey for his service.— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) December 29, 2017
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Ngoma's former employers have since wished him well on his new venture,
"The club would like to thank Aubrey for his service to the rise of Cape Town City," read a club statement.
"When we first signed Aubrey we had an understanding that he would return to his family in Gauteng.
"We convinced him to stay an extra year, but he was unable to contribute due to an unfortunate series of injuries and surgeries.
"With this we decided this was the time for his move home. We wish him the best and are grateful for the great memories he built with Cape Town City!"
Furthermore, they explained the reason for the delay in the move, which was rumoured to happen in the previous transfer window at the start of the season.
"The deal had been delayed from last season in order to prepare adequate replacements and correct timing for Cape Town City," the statement noted.
"The deal comes with an astronomical transfer fee and the club has begun reinvesting in new acquisitions for both the January and June transfer windows."
The 28-year-old left-footed winger missed a large chunk of the current campaign after undergoing knee surgery in the off-season, but has since returned to notch up one goal and an assist in just three starts so far.