John Comitis backs Cape Town City signings James Brown, Samora Motloung

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Australian midfielder Brown and goalkeeper Motloung have penned two-year contracts with the newly formed club.

Comitis said: “Brown is another addition of an extremely attacking player, who offers plenty of versatility and creativity. He had the privilege of playing for Melbourne City, so his experience and his speed will be a big asset for the team.

“Brown is the darling of the Australian league, there are only a few players of aboriginal descent, of which he is one of them. We are happy to have him in South Africa.”

The 26-year-old former Melbourne City man began his career at the Queensland Institute of Sport, before joining the Australian Institute of Sport. He also spent time in Australia's youth development system at U-17, U-20 and U-23 level.

Motloung joined Orlando Pirated last season followings stints at Cape United Soccer School of Excellence, Ajax Cape Town and Old Mutual Academy CT.

Comitis added of the 21-year-old: “Samora is a very special player. After having won U019 Copa Amsterdam Goalkeeper of the Tournament a few years back and then subsequently not making first team at Ajax CT, I was glad he finally managed to secure himself a contract at Orlando Pirates. When Jackson Mabogkwane was favoured to be the number one keeper of Pirates, we didn’t hesitate to request Pirates to sell us Samora to bring him back to Cape Town, especially because he’s from Khayelitsha.”

The Eric Tinkler-led outfit also recently recruited Latvian Renars Rode, fellow defender Tshepo Gumede from Pirates, and Austrian midfielder Roland Putsche.