Why Comitis won't sell Nodada to Chiefs


Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has explained why he will not sell his star player Thabo Nodada to Kaizer Chiefs or any other local club.

Rumours have been making the rounds in the media that the Glamour Boys are planning to bring the Citizens player to Naturena, while Nodada has also been linked with Mamelodi Sundowns in the past.

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According to Comitis, they will only release the 25-year-old for an overseas move.

"Seriously, there is absolutely not even one discussion about Nodada, there's been not one discussion about [Edmilson] Dove," Comitis tells KickOff.com.

"Everybody tells me my players are going everywhere but nobody talks to me. I know nothing about all this s***. At this stage we are keeping the squad very much together for the new season.

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"We have limitations because of our financial constraints going into this Covid, and we are reducing the size of the squad, and we are keeping all our top players.

"So there's no chance in hell we are going to risk the club by selling any of our top players, no chance. So Kermit [Erasmus], Nodadas, Doves, all these players, Peter Leeuwenburg... all these players will be here next season.

"We are here to challenge and to fight for trophies so there's no chance in hell we are going to release any player."

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Reminded that he said the same about the likes of Aubrey Ngoma in the past but they ended up joining other clubs, Comitis explained.

"But you must just understand, when we were selling Ngoma, the next season we went and we won a trophy without him. So we make plans, we made arrangements. We could afford to release him," Comitis says.

"In this instance we are not in that position. You know with this Covid we are under extreme pressure here, so the last thing we want to do under this is to release your top players.

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"And I see Nodada here for many years. If he's going to go anywhere he's going to go overseas, my brother.

"To be honest, at this stage I'm not even interested in any money. I'm interested in keeping the squad because I've got fans to report to.

"The fans want me to keep winning things and the only way I can do this is to keep players like Nodada and Dove in the squad."