Cape Town - Travis Graham knows the spotlight will be on him as he prepares to make his return to football with Cape Town City.
The 25-year-old has spent the last 18 months on the sidelines without
a club after being released by Ajax Cape Town following an internal
Graham told the KickOff: "Everything was going
so smooth and everything was bright, my future was bright and I set
goals for myself and things were going so well.
"But never in my life would I have imagined that the captain of the previous team would be without a club for 18 months."
The midfielder though was snapped up on a free transfer by Cape Town
City last week and has undergone an intense fitness program to get him
up to speed.
Graham, who played a part in a reserve team game for the Citizens
over the weekend, is set to make his debut in Cape Town City's vital PSL
fixture against Sundowns away on Wednesday.
With Roland Putsche and Thabo Nodada ruled out for the season, City
needed cover in the center of the park and Graham is eager to fill the
The former Ajax Cape Town captain said: "I did not even know the news
of Putsche and Thabo, unfortunately in football sometimes things can go
"They [City] really needed someone to fill in there. We have a busy
schedule. It's my job to fill in and make sure we are covered in the
"I know the spotlight will be on me but you need to take reality into account as there is not just one game.
"You have to smart about it as to how you approach the situation."