They may have lost two of their most influential players, but Cape Town City’s brilliant business in the January transfer market has seen them bag an impressive R20 million in just two months.
As they have done since their inception in the league, City have managed to remain competitive while doing some pretty impressive business in the transfer market.
The likes of Gift Links, Lebogang Manyama, Aubrey Ngoma and Ayanda Patosi are just a few examples of the great business carried out by the Citizens and their flamboyant boss John Comitis in recent years.
The recent January transfer window was no different for City.
The club managed to sell 34-year-old Surprise Ralani, and 24-year-old striker Fagrie Lakay to Mamelodi Sundowns and Pyramids FC respectively.
Given that Ralani was into the last six months of his contract and Lakay with just one year left on his, shows why City’s business acumen has been a cut above the rest.
As reported by the Siya crew, Ralani’s switch to the Brazilians in December saw City pocket R4 million for the player they signed on a free contract from Helsinborg in Sweden back in 2018.
In addition, the Siya crew reported in edition 1259 of Soccer Laduma that Lakay’s transfer to Egypt was in the region of $1 million, which at the current exchange rate is approximately R15.4 million. The club signed the attacker on a free contract in 2019.
That is ±R20 million for just two players!
Abbubaker Mobara and Abdul Ajagun were also sold by the Citizens although their transfer fees remain undisclosed.
City managed to bolster their squad with the addition of Mogamat May and Erwin Gonzalez, while the club is closing in on the signing of Kajally Drammeh as reported by the Siya crew.