Absa Premiership

Cape Town City aim to 'stay in the league'

2016-08-11 11:01
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Cape Town - Eric Tinkler says Cape Town City are aiming to retain their top-flight status in the club's first season in the Premiership.

The City coach believes the side's first objective must be to secure their position in the PSL, and then set some new targets thereafter.

The club's owners bought Mpumalanga Black Aces' PSL status and then reformed as Cape Town City.   

The former Orlando Pirates coach is fully aware of the fact that he faces a big challenge after starting with an under-sized squad at the start of pre-season.

He told Vodacom Soccer: "We're starting from scratch. Of the 14 players we inherited from Black Aces, only six were regulars. We also had no centre-backs and no left-back. Vincent Kobola was our only right-back as well."

He added: "The whole defence has had to be reconstructed. We've been working on the cohesion and understanding. I'm fairly happy with the progress so far. 

"Our first objective is to secure our position and then see if we can get a place in the top eight. We aim to stay in the league. We've got to get to the 30-point mark and be strong enough to compete."

City's first league game is against Polokwane City on 23 August at Cape Town Stadium.

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