Cape Town Boss McCarthy explains Obinna Nsofor’s contract termination

Cape Town Boss McCarthy explains Obinna Nsofor’s contract termination

South African Absa Premiership club Cape Town City have adduced reasons for the termination of the contract of Nigeria international striker Victor Obinna Nsofor.

The Nigeria International saw his five-month-old spell at the Cape Town club ended by the club unilaterally on Monday after an unsuccessful spell.


The player who was brought to the South African league by former teammate and Cae Ton manager Benni McCarthy has had no significant impact since he joined.

He has found the back of the net just once in 13 competitive games for the Mother City since his move from German second division side MSV Duisburg.

His career has been on downward trend since he left Italian top-flight side Chievo Verona in the summer of 2008 just two years after starting his professional career.

Since making 82 Serie A appearances for the Italian side, Nsofor has not been able to replicate even half of such appearances for any club, save for his 45 league appearances for Russian giants Lokomotiv Moscow in his four-year spell that ended in the summer of 2015.

He career was seen as depleting and McCarthy saw the bench of Cape Town as an opportunity with whom he played at English Premier League side West Ham United from 2010 to 2011.

However, Nsofor could not leave up to the expectation of a club that looks to clinch the South African Premier Soccer League trophy.

McCarthy has now come out to explain the reasons behind the club’s decision to let the former Inter Milan hitman leave the club, saying everything was done in good faith.

Nsofor’s only goal for Cape Town City FC was in the derby against Ajax, and he also featured a used substitute when City played against SuperSport in their MTN8 final appearance in Durban.

“Chairman John Comitis agreed with Victor from the beginning that we would do a review after six months and he didn’t feel that it was working for us‚” McCarthy, who played for West Ham like Nsofor, said on Monday.

“There are no hard feelings between us. He (Victor) understands.

“I felt he was getting fitter‚ better and stronger but I don’t think the chairman was convinced.”

Obinna has also netted 12 goals in 46 internationals for the Super Eagles but has not been considered for recall into the national team since 2014.

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