Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has explained the absence of Aubrey Ngoma in Wednesday's encounter against his parent club Mamelodi Sundowns.
The game ended 2-0 in favour of Sundowns, who moved back to the top of the DStv Premiership table as a result following goals from Lyle Lakay and Keletso Makgalwa.
After spending a frustrating two years at the defending league champions, Ngoma has returned to the Citizens on a season-long loan deal.
The left-footed winger still has three years left on his contract at Chloorkop.
Ngoma enjoyed his football at the Citizens prior to his move to Sundowns in 2018 but soon found out that the grass is not always greener on the other side.
The 31-year-old spent most of his time in Gauteng not even making the matchday squad and last season made only four appearances in all competitions.
Last night he was expected to show the Sundowns technical team what they are missing, only for a clause in the deal to deny him the opportunity.
"He is ready, he wasn't allowed to play yesterday," Comitis tells KickOff.com.
"Well, that was an agreement between the two teams, he is here on loan. So we agreed not to use him against them.
"It's just a decision you make between two clubs you know, we got him on a free loan so it was part and parcel of the agreement. But he is ready, next game he should be featuring."
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