Thabo Nodada, a midfielder for Cape Town City and a target for the Orlando Pirates, says he is open to playing for any club in Gauteng.
Cape Town City midfielder Thabo Nodada who was Orlando Pirates main target has revealed that he is now interested in joining one of Gauteng clubs.
Nodada appears to be open to accepting offers from any of the three major Gauteng teams—the Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, and Mamelodi Sundowns—according to Sowetan.
The nimble midfielder Nodada, though, asserts that he will be happy to remain at City under Eric Tinkler even if a move to Gauteng to play for a team like Pirates doesn’t materialize.
It is unclear whether the Sea Robbers, Pirates, who are based in Gauteng, are still interested in Nodada, who came very close to joining them two years ago.
“I think when I was younger, at 23 and 24, I paid a lot of attention to it [rumours linking him with a move]. I was new to it, which is normal, but as I grow older, if it’s going to happen, it will happen,” Pirates target Nodada said of a possible move to Gauteng.
“And if it is not going to happen, it won’t happen. I think stressing over a suitor who needs to pay money for my services, I’ve got no control over that. The only control I have is to go on the field and play and if people are interested, they will do the right things.So far, the person that has put money where his mouth is my club chairman [John Comitis], and that’s why I’m at City.”
Furthermore, Nodada, a 28-year-old midfielder who is a target for the Pirates and was born in Ixopo, stated that he wants to leave City but that he cannot force a move to Gauteng. Given Nodada’s importance to the Citizens, a move to Gauteng would be devastating to both the club and coach Tinkler of City.
“As much as I love to go elsewhere, in terms of the football and the collection of points and actually making a mark in SA football, I’m at a team that is competing with Sundowns. It’s a great thing to be wanted, but where I am right now, we’ve proven to be quite capable of collecting points, playing in finals, producing players that are playing at Bafana Bafana,”. added Nodada.
“The goal is to get better every day. I cannot determine where I will end up. I don’t decide that fate. What I control is my input and if there are suitors that want to take my game to the next level, I’m open to that, but at the same time, I will never sacrifice the love and the joy of football I’m playing for important things for just a move is not going to happen.”