Haashim Domingo tells Cape Town City fans what to expect from him after returning to the Mother City

The former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder is the second signing for Erick Tinkler’s side

Cape Town City’s new signing Haashim Domingo is looking forward to a successful spell after joining the club on a three-year contract.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder is the second signing for Eric Tinkler’s side following the arrival of Namibian winger Tjiueza as club owner John Comitis flexes his financial muscles in a bid to return the club back to the top.

Domingo says he was attracted by the club’s style of play and hopes to add his quality and experience to the squad following a one-year spell in Morocco, which yielded a league title with Raja Casablanca.

‘I would like to help the team be successful’

“The biggest factor for me in joining Cape Town City is the playing style and the identity of the club. Also, to be back in the Mother City. I would like to help the team be successful,” the former Ajax Cape Town man said upon his unveiling.

“I want to help the team be successful and from a personal perspective, goals and assists. I am a technical player, not a physical type,” he added.

With Tinkler putting an emphasis on a possession-based game, Domingo, known for his dynamism, is a player who will fit into the style as they look to improve on their fifth-place finish from last season.

The midfielder will also bring a lot of experience to the side. He played for Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes after leaving Ajax Cape Town, with a loan spell in Sweden in between, before he returned to sign for the now defunct Bidvest Wits.

It was not smooth sailing for Domingo in Morocco

After two seasons at Wits, Domingo made the switch to Sundowns where he played for three years, winning as many PSL titles, before linking up with former Orlando Pirates coaches Josef Zinnbauer and Fadlu Davids at Raja last year.

While at Raja, it was not smooth sailing as he managed just two starts from his 10 appearances.

Domingo is the second of the seven new signings Comitis promised Tinkler ahead of the 2024-25 campaign. 

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