Cape Town City Reportedly Taking Legal Action Against Hugo Marques for 'Lying' About His Sick Father

Cape Town City Reportedly Taking Legal Action Against Hugo Marques for 'Lying' About His Sick Father

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:09 PM
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  • Cape Town City continues to be beset by the bizarre and the controversial, with another ridiculous situation arising for the club
  • The club is rumoured to be considering taking legal actions against its former player Hugo Marques
  • The Angolan goalkeeper requested the club to release him early this season so he can go to look after his sickly father, but allegedly this was a lie

A bizarre situation is brewing at the troubled Cape Town City.

The club is rumoured to be pondering going after its former player Hugo Marques for a breach of contract in the weirdest of ways.

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Former Cape Town City goalkeeper Hugo Marques allegedly played fast and loose with the club regarding the truth. Image source: The Citizen and Goal.
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According to The Citizen, the Angolan international goalkeeper allegedly lied to the Cityzens for suddenly asking that the club release him from his contract after a match because of a serious reason.

A source close to the club supposedly said to the publication:

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“He left the club because he claimed his father was critically sick in Portugal and he wanted to be close to him. He said anything could happen. When the club offered to give him some time off, he asked that he be released because he would want to play for a small team in Portugal to keep fit so that when he came back he would not be far behind in terms of fitness.
“The club was shocked when he turned up at Petro Luanda. But it has since emerged that he had been promised big money there but the club was not willing to buy him out of his contract at City.”

It was then reported that this angered chairman John Comitis, who is said to be considering legal action against Marques for his alleged dishonesty in getting out of a binding legal agreement, his contract.

DStv Premiership match preview: Kaizer Chiefs aims to pile more misery on struggling Cape Town City

Cape Town City's encounter against Kaizer Chiefs tomorrow night is already proving a must-win match.

As reported by Sports Brief, the match will take place at DHL Cape Town Stadium starting at 19:30 (CAT), amid uncertainty swirling around the hosts. The Cityzens find themselves rooted at the foot of the DStv Premiership table with just two points, having lost three matches and drawn twice from their first five matches.

This is on top of being stuck in a standoff with the Premier Soccer League over the club's sponsorship with FNB, which the league says breaches its own agreement with Nedbank. Another sideshow is ticket prices for the match, which caused ructions among supporters wishing to attend, as the cost had risen by R60 from R40 to R100.

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