Cape Town City snap up Abbubaker Mobara following his Orlando Pirates exit


Cape Town City have announced the signing of Abbubaker Mobara from Orlando Pirates.

The 25-year-old leaves the Buccaneers after a difficult three seasons in Soweto, where he was never really able to establish himself as a regular. The versatile joined Pirates despite news breaking that Ajax had reached a deal for him to join Mamelodi Sundowns.

He chose the Buccaneers instead to work with Muhsin Ertugral, who did not last long in the Pirates hot seat, and in his first season did well enough to even wear the captain’s armband on a few occasions.

In the last season the former under-23 made just eight appearances in all competitions and it was clear that he would not win over the heart of

He will be returning home to link up with Riyaad Norodien, a player who left Pirates at the end of 2017/18 following a loan spell with Platinum Stars.

At City Mobara will have an opportunity to revive his career and try to get back into the national team set-up.