Nsofor primed to make Cape Town City debut


Former Super Eagles and newly acquired Cape Town City striker Obinna Nsofor is set to make his debut for the team this week.

The citizens are scheduled to lock horns with Orlando Pirates at the Orlando home in Tuesday night, followed by home match with Polokwane city on Friday evening.

Club fitness boss, john Comitis has said that the chances of Obinna playing against pirates is 50/50 but insisted the former Chievo Verona man will be available before the week runs out.

Meanwhile, Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has explained how he captured the pacy Nigerian forward.

“Obinna is a good friend of mine. I’ve known
him from his days in the Nigerian national
team, when he used to be a strike partner for Obafemi Martins,” the former Bafana Bafana striker was quoted as saying by the club’s website.

“I came across him at West Ham. He was
young then, and I took him under my wing as I was on the way out. We became friends and we’ve just kept in touch over the years.

“I recently learnt he was a free agent. If a
player is in Europe, why would he want to
come to South Africa?

“So it took a little persuasion when I asked him to play for us. To my surprise, he agreed and he came down. This is his way to get back into top-flight football, and why not with Cape Town City?” he said.

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