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City ward off potential Fielies suitors

Posted: 15 August 2018 Time: 10:33

Cape Town City have tied down defender Taariq Fielies on a new long-term deal so as to avoid losing another key figure.

The Citizens look to have learnt their lesson after losing former captain Robyn Johannes on a free transfer to Bidvest Wits, with Fielies having signed a new five-year deal.

The 26-year-old impressed alongside Johannes in the centre of City's defense last season, following his arrival from Milano United, and will now remain at the club until at least 2023.

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Fielies, who made his Bafana Bafana debut at the COSAFA Cup in May, managed 31 starts for Benni McCarthy's side in 2017/18, missing just five matches for varying reasons including suspension.

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He has already started all three of the Cape-based outfit's matches this season, parterning with Kouassi Kouadja in their opening 2-0 win over SuperSport United, before the arrival of former junior international Keanu Cupido.

City also have former Mamelodi Sundowns centre-back and national under-23 captain Kwanda Mngonyama on their books.

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Article by: Chad Klate (@CKlatey)

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