Kaliati's hopes to ply trade in RSA shattered as Cape Town City decide not to retain

Written by  Yamikani Simutowe

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Isaac Kaliati's hopes of plying trade in South Africa have been shattered following Cape Town City's decision not to retain the versatile winger.

Isaac Kaliati Isaac Kaliati


Published reports in South Africa claim Cape Town City have decided against retaining the Malawian international following the arrival of Ayanda Patosi and Teko Modise, meaning Kaliati's services are no longer required.

Kaliati was scheduled to travel to Cape Town this week for pre-season and take up one of the club’s five foreigner slots at the start of the season.


But the side, according to Sowetan Live, has used up four of those spots for Zimbabwean goalkeeper Tatenda Mkuruva‚ Mozambican defenders Edmilson Dove and Jeitoso‚ and Austrian midfielder Roland Putsche.


Kaliati had impressed former coach Eric Tinkler‚ but has not been seen by new boss Benni McCarthy‚ and City have decided to move on.


It is a climb down from the club’s previous position on the player‚ who they appeared to have high hopes for when they announced his signing.


“At his young age‚ Isaac is already a feature in the Malawian national team alongside fellow PSL player Gabadinho Mhango‚” City said in a statement.


“The elegant winger has incredible potential and under the guidance of the CTCFC management we could see big things from the young man in the future.”


Kaliati has been playing for Mighty Wanderers in his homeland‚ having previously turned out for Tigers FC.


He made his international debut at the age of 17 in July 2015‚ but has not featured for the national team in recent months.


City have signed Patosi‚ Modise‚ Lyle Lakay and Jeitoso so far in this transfer window.

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