Cape Town City striker Lehlohonolo Majoro was left out of last night’s 1-1 draw against Baroka due to his contractual conundrum at the club and coach Benni McCarthy has called on club boss John Comitis to sort out the issue sooner than later.
Having signed a two-year deal on his arrival in August last year, Majoro is now into the last nine months of his contract and remains uncertain of his future.
Owing to that, McCarthy opted against fielding the 31-year-old and went with Letsie Koapeng instead.
“I think Letsie played because he was the best striker I had over the three week period,” McCarthy said.
“He was very good on the ball, interlinking play, holds up well and at training, he was firing from all cylinders and you can’t really ignore the boy if he gives you that kind of commitment.
“Other people wait two days before the match and they give you that kind of commitment and that’s why I opted for him ahead of Major [Majoro] and Judas [Moseamedi].
“But I hope the Majoro issue can get sorted out quick because I also want a clear view of the players that I have at my disposal and have players who are committed to the course. Be committed to playing for me and playing for the team and playing for their teammates.
“And then doing the job, not half-hearted because of uncertainty if he is going to go or he is going to stay. If he is going to get a new contract because it is stressful for the player as well and so then hopefully the chairman and Majoro and his party, they tie matters up quickly.”
Since Majoro's arrival from Orlando Pirates, despite his constant battle with injuries, has scored 11 goals in 40 appearances for the Citizens across all competitions.