Makola reacts to becoming a Citizen


Cape Town City new signing Mpho Makola has commented on his move from Orlando Pirates and shared his impression of the club thus far.

Makola joined City on a two-year deal on Tuesday following his departure from Pirates a fortnight ago, after he was initially placed on the transfer list.

The 33-year-old, who spent seven years at The Buccaneers, brings with him plenty of experience to help the young club established just three years ago.

Having watched on from a distance, ‘Bibo’ has now commented on what he thinks of The Citizens and where he sees the club going.

“I think the club has been growing in leaps and bounds; I think it’s a great team and they are headed in the right direction,” commented Makola.

“It feels like home already. I think it’s a brand on its own – even in Jo’burg. You know, I’m from ‘Alex’ [Alexandra township] and people there usually support Chiefs of Pirates, but in the past year or so, I’ve seen Cape Town City t-shirts.

“So, it just shows that the club is actually going somewhere, and people are actually taking notice of their good work.”

The former Bafana Bafana central midfielder has also lauded the environment now that he finds himself on the inside.

“It’s a great atmosphere, they’re very welcoming. I just like the vibe there, I mean, everybody speaks to everybody,” he added.

“It’s a family-oriented space but you can tell that they really want to go far this season.”

Meanwhile, coach Benni McCarthy has voiced his delight at bagging the man he publicly revealed interest in just a week ago, crediting City boss John Comitis for capturing the player.

“I’m super happy and excited for the signing of Bibo, I have to thank my Chairman JC for this one – my Big Fish,” McCarthy said on his social media.