Sim swapped Western Sydney for Cape Town City in July. The midfielder has made 10 appearances for ‘The Citizens' this season and has been restricted in recent weeks by an ankle injury.

But Sim is now back on the field for his league-leading club. Cape Town City were only founded four months ago and are in their maiden season but impressively sit on top of the South African Premier Division, a point above second-placed SuperSport United.

Sim told FourFourTwo he has adapted well to his new surroundings.

“Things are going very well on the field,” he said.

“The boys have done very well in the last few weeks and have put us in a good position leading into Christmas and hopefully we can be thereabouts come the break.

“The football is quite fast with lots of technically gifted players, so at times tactically the games open up. Cape Town is a great place to live so it’s been a fairly easy transition.

“Currently my partner is still in Australia but we have a break at Christmas so I’ll get to go home for a few weeks, which I’m obviously looking for to.”

Often used as a left midfielder or left back in the A-League, Sim has been operating as a number 8 for Cape Town City.

“I’m back to my roots as a box to box midfielder,” he said.

“I’m really enjoying it.”

Sim broke into the A-League in 2014 with Central Coast after time with Manly United and Sutherland Sharks. The 28-year old spent two seasons with the Mariners, making 31 appearances for the club.

He joined the Wanderers in February, playing just one game for Western Sydney before being released at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign.

Sim has signed a two-year deal with Cape Town City and is content in the African country, but harbours ambitions to return to the A-League one day.

“It was tough to leave the Mariners, and it was a hard year on the pitch,” he admitted.

“But that is football unfortunately and it’s the nature of the business. I was luckily enough to be picked up by Poppa and Western Sydney, which sort of re-energised and motivated me.

“I have some unfinished business in the A-League, hopefully when my time comes to an end here the opportunity to return presents itself.”