Absa Premiership

Comitis talks up Pienaar move to CT City

2018-01-23 13:06
Steven Pienaar.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City owner John Comitis has admitted it's possible former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar will be signed by the club.

The 35-year-old former Sunderland, Everton, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax Amsterdam playmaker is a free agent after he was released a couple of weeks back by Bidvest Wits; just six months into what was believed to be a high-paying contract.

Pienaar was subsequently seen at the Cape Town Stadium last weekend when the Citizens edged Ajax Cape Town 1-0 in a feisty local derby.

Comitis says he had words with the Johannesburg-born midfielder and has not counted out the possibility of signing him.

"Pienaar was at our game and I had a bit of a chat with him," Comitis told the KickOff website.

"But I still have to discuss it with Benni (McCarthy, head coach) in a meeting (on Tuesday) afternoon."

City assistant coach Vasili Manousakis was quoted in the same report as saying that the club are "looking at bringing in two more offensive players that can play in the top four positions - out wide, up at the top, possibly a 10."

One of those players is Ugandan winger Allan Kateregga, who was confirmed as a new signing on Tuesday morning.

City already have two other Bafana Bafana-capped players who can operate in the No 10 position - Teko Modise and Ayanda Patosi.

The Cape club are currently second in the standings, four points behind Mamelodi Sundowns with 12 matches remaining in this year's Absa Premiership season.

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