Just weeks after helping Cape Town City to success in the Telkom Knockout, their Australian midfielder Mathew Sim is leaving the club.
“Cape Town City FC can officially confirm the release of Matt Sim, the player sighting personal reasons for his departure,” said a tweet from the club on Friday. The move comes as something of a shock as Sim proved a major contributor to the club’s success in the last six month as they have stunned the domestic scene with their ascent to the top.
Sim also tweeted, with some work needed on his spelling: “Unfournateley (sic) my time at ?@CapeTownCityFC has had to come to an end. A big thanks to John Comitis, the clubs staff , supporters and of course my great teammates for all the good times and memories! Hope you boys go on and win the league.”
Sim scored twice against Kaizer Chiefs for the club – first in their shock MTN8 quarterfinal triumph in August and then again in a league match at Soccer City.
He featured in nine Absa Premiership games and five cup matches and came on as a late substitute in the Telkom Knockout final triumph over SuperSport United earlier this month.
He is the second Australian to depart the club following striker James Brown, who left after just a handful of months after agreeing a termination of his contract.