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Cape Town City snap up former Ajax Cape Town star Travis Graham

10:20 GMT+4 21/02/2019
Travis Graham, Ajax Cape Town, February 2016.
With injuries to several key players, McCarthy will be counting on the 25-year-old to hit the ground running

The January transfer window may be closed but that hasn’t stopped Cape Town City from bolstering their ranks.

The Citizens have been highly impressive this season as they currently sit in fifth spot on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) table and are still alive and kicking in the Nedbank Cup.

However, with injuries to key players such as Thabo Nodada and Roland Putsche, alarm bells would have been ringing.

But City have wasted no time in roping in cover with the astute acquisition of former Ajax Cape Town midfielder Travis Graham.

Graham has been without a club ever since the conclusion of the 2017/2018 campaign where he endured a rather difficult time after opting against signing a new deal.

Subsequently, Graham’s last taste of PSL action came in May of 2017 in a 1-0 defeat to Baroka, and it remains to be seen just what condition the 25-year-old finds himself in as he begins life at the reigning MTN8 champions.

Nonetheless, coach Benni McCarthy will welcome his team’s new signing.

Not only has he scooped up a talented midfielder but also a leader as Graham held the armband at Ajax prior to his departure.

Next up for City is a clash against PSL strugglers Maritzburg United.

City head into the game fresh off a resounding 3-0 win in the Nedbank Cup against Highlands Park but will be wary considering that their last league game ended in defeat to another KwaZulu-Natal outfit, AmaZulu.

While Graham is set to play a role in McCarthy’s plans this season, he may have to wait before earning a starting berth considering his lack of first-team football.