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.

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