Shuaib Walters: We have already started negotiations with Cape Town City

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The veteran goalkeeper has not yet made a decision on his future, but is certainly not closed off to the idea of leaving the Citizens

Cape Town City goalkeeper Shuaib Walters has not yet closed the door towards a possible departure from the club come the end of the season.

Walters who was an instrumental player in City’s rise up the ranks during their maiden season has since fallen down the pecking order with coach Benni McCarthy preferring to utilise Sage Stephens between the sticks.

The former Maritzburg United and Mpumalanga Black Aces goalkeeper is reaching the twilight of his football career and at the age of 36, much has been asked about his future at the Citizens.

Meanwhile, Walters, whose contract is set to run out of the end of the season, admits that while negotiations have begun regarding his future at the club, he is still yet to assess his prospects and come up with a decision.

“Well, my contract is ending in June, but we have already started negotiations for my role for next season at the club,” he told Vodacom Soccer.

“Yeah, I will see how it goes. Obviously see what my body tells me ahead of the pre-season.

“What I want to achieve, do I want to go and push another keeper at another club or stay at the club and challenge myself to improve on our clean sheet tally with Sage,” he added.

If Walters does indeed extend his contract with the Mother City-based outfit, then he will look to better the combined clean sheets that he and Stephens had allotted this season.

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“We had a successful one combined with 15 clean sheets so I will be looking to improve,” he concluded.

Walters though,will look to end the season off on a high and will hope to be in McCarthy’s starting XI this coming weekend as City wind up their domestic campaign in Durban against AmaZulu, looking to consolidate their position in the PSL’s top five.

 

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