John Comitis responds to reports linking Orlando Pirates defender Abbubaker Mobara to Cape Town City

The Bucs player has been linked with several top local clubs despite struggling for game time so far this season

Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has responded to reports linking the club with Orlando Pirates utility player Abbubaker Mobara.

The defender-come-midfielder has found game time hard to come by this season and he has been linked with several PSL clubs, including City, SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits

Comitis has rubbished the reports, indicating that making a move for Mobara would not make sense at this stage. 

"Well, there is no truth in those reports regarding Abbubabker Mobara," Comitis told Goal.

Mobara, 24, has been used in several positions both in defence and midfield since his days with Ajax Cape Town.

However, Comitis regards Mobara as a central midfielder as the player previously turned out for both Ajax and Pirates in that position.

"We have enough cover in Mobara's position (central midfield). So, we are not looking to beef up that department," the former Ajax chairman added. 

The Citizens, who under the guidance of Benni McCarthy, have Thabo Nodada, Mpho Matsi and Ronald Putsche among other central midfielders in their team. 

"We have Thabo Nodada, Mpho Matsi and Ronald Putsche, who are all doing well and we are happy with them," he concluded. 

Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns have also been linked with Mobara, who has made three appearances in all competitions for Bucs this season.

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Reports had suggested that City were keen to bring back the Cape Town-born player back to the Mother City in January and also end his unsuccessful two-and-half-year stay with the Buccaneers.

The former South Africa under-23 international is in the final year of his contract with the Soweto giants. 

It remains to be seen if Pirates will consider cashing in on Mobara in January and avoid losing him for free at the end of the current campaign.