The Mozambique international, who captained his side to victory in Tuesday’s 3-0 COSAFA Cup Group A victory over Comoros, was a solid performer for City this season, starting 20 matches across all competitions while delivering a number of impressive displays at left-back, a position which he contested with teammate Ibrahim Seedat.
The 23-year-old says he was pleased with his individual performances upon reflecting on the past season, his second with the Cape club.
“I had some good games, obviously with the help of the coaches who are able to talk to me when I didn’t do things right, and they were able to tell me what to do,” he tells KickOff.com. “I think I have that mindset of always wanting to learn, and I keep everything that they tell me and try to do it in the games.”
Dove’s solid displays in Cape Town naturally raise questions regarding his future, with the defender admitting that a move could transpire, but insists he is committed to City – for now.
“I don’t know, I’m a soccer player, and we are always looking for better things, and better opportunities,” he says of his future. “I still have a contract with Cape Town City, and while I’m here, I will always give my best for the team, for the badge and for the people that trust me.
“But when it’s time, it’s time – you can’t control your destiny. If my time comes to an end here at Cape Town City, I think I’ve had great moments and learnt a lot. But I’m still here and don’t have somewhere else to go.”