Cape Town City have confirmed a “cooperation” with Serbian giants FK Partizan with the hope and plan to create a sound pathway for players into Europe in the near future.
A number of CT City players have sealed moves to Europe in recent seasons, including Lebogang Manyama (Konyaspor, Turkey), Gift Links (Aarhus, Denmark), Ayanda Patosi (Foolad, Iran), and most recently Peter Leeuwenburgh (Groningen, Netherlands).
‘The Citizens’ are eager to increase the number and use their newly formed partnership with Serbia’s FC Partizan to create opportunities.
“FK Partizan’s groundbreaking cooperation with Cape Town City Football Club is underway, as the delegation from Belgrade visits South Africa for the first time,” said CT City in a statement on Monday.
“The cooperation will see a number of elite African talents move to Europe in the coming years.”
The Belgrade side have won 27 league titles through the years, the last in 2016/17, and were runners up in the European Cup (forerunner to the Uefa Champions League) in 1966.
They are Serbia’s second most successful side after rivals Red Star Belgrade, and currently have on their books Guinea international Seydouba Soumah, who was discovered by City owner John Comitis when he was at Ajax Cape Town.
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By FARPost Reporter