Cape Town City no longer interested in Isaac Kaliyati


The 19-year-old former Azam Tigers and Be Forward Wanderers winger earlier penned a five year deal with the South African based side only to be told by the club that his services will no longer be required following the arrival of Teko Modise and Ayanda Patosi.

According to Sowetan Live, Isaac Kaliyati has been told to return home by Cape Town FC owner John Comitis as the arrival of Modise and Patosi means his services are no longer required.

Isaac Kaliati

Isaac Kaliati (In white) has been told to return home

The former Under 20 Flames winger was scheduled to start his pre-season training this week but the latest development means he is likely to return back home.

Former Cape Town Coach Eric Tinkler was the one who decided to bring Kaliyati on board but his dream has been shattered by new coach Benni McCarthy who is not interested in Kaliyati’s services.

“At this young age, Isaac features 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 CFTC management we could see big things from the young man in the future,” reads the statement.

Reports have also emerged that Cape Town City have decided against retaining Kaliyati because the club’s foreign spots have already been used with the arrival of Zimbabwean goalkeeper Tatenda Mkuruva, Mozambican duo of Edmilson Dove and Jeitoso and Austrian midfielder Roland Putsche.

Being a free agent, Kaliyati is as liberty to join any club of his choice once he returns home.



  1. Let the broker help the young man to get his dues. Much as we appreciate that soccer is a profession, but South Africa is not the best country to play. Too much tsankho. Apatsidwe zake za dzaka zotsalazo

  2. Let FAM intervention that this boy must be compensated, if he signed a contract with the team then its legally binding to both parties and this team will pay for their actions. This boy is very lucky he has a bright future, its the devil who wants to frustrate him. If he will remain focused and not loose hope with this, one he will punish this team.

  3. Ineyo ndinali odabwa akupita ndimadziwa kuti sangasewele mpira pa joni miyendo yake sikusiyana ndi ma plough kapena ma ridger a press agriculture abwele ife ngati a team yake timutumiza ku japan adzikayendayenda monga anapangira amisa athu awiri aja bwera ndiwe mwana wathu chimutucho

  4. Papa Kaliyati kuweedidwa before appearing in any game. If you have never played for Bullets on the local scene nobody trusts your abilities. Sorry that you didn’t realise this in the first place.

    • He asked whether he ever played in a team that Patrick Mabedi played back home, he answered no. What about a team that Peter Mponda played?, he answered no. Robert Ng’ambi’s? No. Gabadinho Mhango’s? No. And Beni MacCarthy had no choice but to send him packing.

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