Cape Town - Cape Town City boss John
Comitis says the club are committed to keeping their best players despite some
top performers moving away in recent seasons.
At the end of 2016/17, their captain at the
time and leading scorer Lebogang Manyama departed for Konyaspor in Turkey while
prolific winger Aubrey Ngoma joined Mamelodi Sundowns last December.
Despite star defender Robyn Johannes having
recently departed for Bidvest Wits, Comitis insists that in future the Citizens
will endeavor to hold on to their top talent.
He told the SowetanLIVE website:
"Whoever I'm signing, I'm trying to sign them for five years. Players must
know we are trying to build something here.
"We are not here for everybody to camp
and pinch our players at the end of the season. We are here to do serious
business and we can give the big boys a run for their money."
The team owner said he was also happy with
the performance of coach Benni McCarthy, who is now a UEFA Pro License holder.
He added: "Yeah, I think he's been
great...He's felt his way around and near the end, there was a bit of a rhythm
and all of a sudden, a consistent starting-XI."