By Isaac Ndou
Cape Town City boss John Comitis has hailed the signing of Matthew Rusike and went as far as labelling the player as “The missing link” in City’s puzzle of rebuilding after losing key players.
The 27-year-old Zimbabwean international and former Kaizer Chiefs player joined the Citizens on transfer deadline day. He left Chiefs in 2015 and went on to showcase his talents with Swedish outfits Halmstads BK and Helsingnorgs IF before coming back to Africa to play for Tunisian Club African whom he joined last year. Comitis is convinced Rusike is exactly what they have been looking for going forward.
“Rusike has the right ethos and the right attitude. He has great self-belief and he will get goals for the team. He is the missing piece in our puzzle, especially as Masoud Juma will need another month to recover from an ankle injury,” explained Comitis
City recently lost pillar players in Lehohonolo Majoro and Aubrey Ngoma during the elapsed transfer window after losing their talisman Lebogang Manyama during the August/September 2017 window. Rusike will be an important man in Benni McCarthy’s City attack going forward and challenge for the league title.