Pelton is raising money for a trip to central Africa—he says he will be in four countries, and is cagey about naming them.
I can see how it would make people come across as cagey or aloof.
Through a cagey match, Ghana showed in flashes that it is capable of some highly entertaining stuff.
"evasive, reticent," 1896, U.S. colloquial, of unknown origin. Earlier in English dialect it meant "sportive."
Shrewd; wary; pawky: a quiet, cagy observer
[1890s+; perhaps fr the expression play a caged game, ''be careful, keep your intentions concealed,'' attested in 1890s]