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Naming rights dispute hits Cape Town City FC

Cape Town City (Gallo Images)
Cape Town City (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - A naming rights dispute has broken out between Cape Town City boss John Comitis and Soccer Laduma owner Peter du Toit.

Du Toit played for the original Cape Town City during the 1970s, and claims he has owned the naming rights for the club for more than 20 years. He reportedly sold the franchise to African Warriors years ago but retained the naming rights.

The Soccer Laduma supremo allegedly had big plans to restore the club to its former glory - City were National Football League champions in 1973 and also won a number of major cup competitions.

Du Toit expressed his anger at the action taken by Comitis.

He told KickOff: "He didn't think twice to stab me in the back. I'm aware it wasn't illegal what he did, but he was deceitful and dishonest. Morally it just isn't right, you know? You just don't do that to your friend."

He added: "I've got the highest respect for his dad and so too for his family. I feel particularly bad for his children as I don't like these kind of situations. I'm weighing up my options and I'm not going to allow this to happen."

Comitis refused to comment when contacted for his side of the story, "If Peter's got issues he needs to tell you what he's talking about. I've got nothing to say... find out from him."

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