Cape Town City have announced the signing of Abbubaker Mobara, who joins the Citizens after three seasons at Orlando Pirates.

City Chairman John Comitis says they are delighted to have the versatile defender-cum-midfielder join the club.

Mobara and Comitis are no strangers, and Comitis has known the former Ajax Cape Town player since he was 12 years old.

The 25-year-old featured in 47 games for Pirates, but struggled to cement a place at the Buccaneers and will hope to resurrect his promising career at City.

City are set to begin pre-season training on Friday, and Comitis says that all the players, bar those on international duty, are expected to be back.

The City boss also bids farewell to two players, Judas Moseamedi and Kwanda Mngonyama, who are both heading to Maritzburg United.

Comitis has been working throughout the offseason so far but says once all his staff is back at work, he will take a short break. Report by Rob Delport