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John Comitis: Cape Town City and Bidvest Wits are battling for Vitoria Guimaraes midfielder Haashim Domingo's signature

5:00 pm AEST 8/6/18
Sporting CP forward Daniel Pondence from Portugal with Vitoria Guimaraes midfielder Haashim Domingo
The Citizens are keen to beat the Clever Boys to the Cape Town-born attacker’s signature

Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has confirmed the club’s interest in Vitoria Guimaraes attacking midfielder Haashim Domingo.

The 22-year-old was one of the key players for Guimaraes’ reserve side, who are campaigning in the second tier of Portuguese football, Segunda Liga.

Domingo, who made 31 appearances in the league and netted four goals for Guimaraes, has also been linked with PSL side Bidvest Wits.

Comitis preferred to discuss their transfer plans when asked about City head coach Benni McCarthy’s future with the club. 

The 40-year tactician has reportedly applied for Scottish Premiership side St Mirren coaching job. 

“I heard he is going to (Kaizer) Chiefs, I heard he is going to Supersport (United), then I heard he is now at St. Mirren,” Comitis told EWN. 

“I can’t comment because every time I speak to the coach, which was about 48 hours ago, we were discussing players and how we were going to start the season,” he continued. 

“I can’t comment unless it comes from Benni. We are busy trying to get signings but trying and getting them are two different things,” he explained.

“I’m perturbed a bit, because nothing is happening, nobody is reacting but we have our targets set for one or two players and hopefully, we can complete them by June,” he indicated.

The Citizens boss disclosed that they are competing with Wits for former South Africa under-20 international Domingo, who was nurtured in the Ajax Cape Town academy. 

“We did make an attempt to see if we can engage Haashim Domingo, however, there are a few uncertainties with Haashim,” he said.

“We don’t know how he would be at the top flight, I think he is a great player,” Comitis added.

“There are no such things as trials with players coming back from Europe and unfortunately, we are also competing against Bidvest Wits,” he concluded.