July 14, 2024

Comitis reveals DStvPrem teams who were after Mayo’s signature

Cape Town – Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has revealed the DStv Premiership teams who were after Khanyisa Mayo’s signature ahead of the new season.

The 24-year-old Mayo finished with 12 goals in the league last season and was the talk of the town following key interest from the top teams in South Africa.

However, the Citizens have since put an end to the speculations and rumours by extending Mayo’s contract after announcing that the son of former Kaizer Chiefs striker Patrick Mayo signed a long term contract with the Cape Town based team.

Addressing the media earlier this week, Comitis revealed a steep price tag of a 2-million US dollars for the striker.

Comitis said he deserves to be in Europe next season.

“It’s no secret that the big clubs would like to have Mayo, we’ve had brief discussion with [Mamelodi] Sundowns, – that is why you see we never get any Sundowns players because the minute I ask for any of their player then I am having to sell one of mine to them,” said Comitis.

“So it’s a bit of a catch 22, they were interested in him. There’s also an inherit relationship with Kaizer Chiefs for Mayo’s family.

“So we know this but at the end of the day he was there for picking when he was at Richards Bay and we saw what our technical team saw.

“So he is with us now, and I think he is going to be arguably the most marketable player in this league.”

With the new season set to start this weekend, Comitis has thrown his weight behind coach Eric Tinkler and his technical team.

“One thing we have learnt is that chopping and changing of coaches doesn’t help, we are very happy with the quality of the work that is coming from Eric and the technical team,” he said.

“The entire technical team’s contracts were extended by two years, so we are very confident with the back up team.

“So we are hoping that players will step up and do what they are capable of.”


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