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City Reject R9m Bid For Ambina

Cape Town City have rejected a $500000 (R9m) bid for Cameroon youth international midfielder Brice Ambina.

Ambina, 21, has emerged as one of the most promising talents in the DStv Premiership and has been on the fringes of the Cameroon senior national team with a couple of call-ups over the past 12 months.

Interest in North Africa emerged a couple of months ago and Turkey but the first official offer has come from FC Riga.

Fidel Brice Ambina of Cape Town City during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 training session for Cape Town City at Hartleyvale Training Complex in Cape Town on 2 May 2023 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

According to sources close to City, the four-time Latvian champions are seeking an immediate transfer in order to secure the player for the UEFA Europa League qualifiers.

However, it seems City are ready to hold on to the player, who they site as a key part of their first-team plans, with the hope that larger offers are forthcoming.

Ambina has racked up 42 appearances for City since his arrival in February 2022 from Renaissance FC in Cameroon.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.