An emotional Sage Stephens bid farewell to Cape Town City on Wednesday, saying it was an honour to serve ‘The Citizens’, following the expiry of his contract.
Stephens joined CT City three years ago and had his contract extended until the completion of the recently concluded campaign in the PSL Bio-Bubble.
‘The Citizens’ decided against offering the former Moroka Swallows goalkeeper a new contract ahead of the 2020-21 season, set to start next month.
But FARPost sources claim he could be joining SuperSport United.
The 29-year-old managed to make only eight appearances in the 2019-20 season across all competitions, conceding eight goals with three clean sheets to his name.
“This was a journey, I really appreciate it. I have made a lot of brothers in this team, not just for now, for life,” said Stephens in a tearful farewell.
“It has been an honour playing for this club and I am sure there are a lot of players out there who would love to be in our shoes and we will never take it for granted, boys let’s keep on working,” added Stephens, who was forced to play second fiddle to first-choice keeper Peter Leeuwenburg.
“One thing this team needs to do is to make sure you stay like this because anything is achievable if you do that and one thing just for the staff, thank you very much Chairman (John Comitis) for the opportunity,” he concluded.
The Cape-based outfit took to social media to wish Stephens well in his career.
“City bids farewell to goalkeeper Sage Stephens at the end of his contract. A core member of the club, Sage will be remembered. Best of luck in the next phase of your career. Thank you, Sage.”
Stephens is yet to outline his plans for the future. He featured 38 times for CT City in all competitions since 2017, keeping 15 clean sheets.
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By FARPost Reporter