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Emile Witbooi follows in his father’s footsteps, joins Cape Town City FC

By Siya Pongco , in Football | Featured Football | News , at 2024-01-20 Tags:

Rising star, Emile Witbooi, is now on the books of Cape Town City FC. The club announced he had signed with them on its social media sites on Saturday.

Witbooi is the son of former Cape Town City FC player, Bradley Ralani, who made 104 appearances for the same Blue and Gold Army between 2018 and 2022.

Witbooi, who has represented South Africa at age group level, joins Cape Town City FC from one of the country’s top talent factories, the School of Excellence, which competes in the Gauteng Development League.

Emile Witbooi. Photo: Cape Town City FC

“The club welcomes midfielder Emile Witbooi to Cape Town City FC”, read the announcement on social media. “A rising star joins the City family”.

In no time at all, the Internet was buzzing with news of the signing, with fans reacting favourably to the acquisition of the young star, who had attracted the attention of several other clubs, including Mamelodi Sundowns, who were keen on adding him to their ranks.

It wasn’t just the Brazilians who had an eye on Witbooi. In the past, top English Premier League sides, including Manchester United, had shown an interest in him.

Witbooi is expected to play a key role in Cape Town City’s academy, which means he will be run out for the club when it competes in the forthcoming Engen Cup. He is also expected to feature in the reserve team, which competes in the Multichoice Diski Challenge, the reserve league of the DStv Premiership.

error: Sorry ol' chap, those shenanigans are not permissible.