Former Cape Town City player Ayanda Patosi has seen himself falling down the pecking order at Foolad FC and looks set to be available to join any team of his choice after parting ways with the Iranian side. Talk doing the rounds is that he might rejoin his former side Cape Town City, but nothing has been officially reported
The 30-year-old midfielder has not featured in each of Foolad FC’s last five league games, and he has agreed to mutually terminate his deal with the club, as the club opted to register another foreign player, Roberto Torres.
The South African international was subject to a lot of criticism at the club for his questionable professionalism after he arrived late from a mid-season break. Patosi spent four years at the club after joining from UAE Pro League outfit Baniyas after where his stars were, 18 goals and 10 assists in 82 matches. However, his fallout with coach Javad Nekounam has created a problematic relationship between Patosi and the club. This has seemingly ended his regular game times with Foolad FC.
Patosi took to Instagram to share his sentiments with his teammates, coaches, and staff of the club.“Thank you to this great club Foolad FC. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to play for this club to play for this club for four years,” he wrote on Instagram
“Thank you to all the players that I have shared the football pitch with through difficult and wonderful times. To all fans, your support means a lot to me, and I will only remember the good times we had together. I wish you a wonderful season,”.
If a move to Cape Town City would be the case, then the Cape side will benefit from Patosi’s services. The Cape Town-born player played an instrumental role while he previously represented the Citizens. He managed to score 8 goals in all competitions for the club, helping them to secure 5th and 4th spots in the league over two separate stints.
His possible services will boost the depth of the Citizens given the lack of goals and form City are in. Currently City are in 7th position and have scored 17 goals in 18 games.
Patosi’s style of play will fit well with coach Eric Tinkler’s formation and system. Patosi can be utilized on the wing or as a ten and because of his vast flexibility to shift and change positions, that will give coach Eric Tinkler more options in the attacking positions.
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