Absa Premiership

Manyama unsurprised by City's superb form

2016-11-24 11:06
Lebogang Manyama.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City captain Lebogang Manyama says he is not at all surprised by his team's good showing in the Premiership, following their 3-2 victory against Maritzburg United.

Eric Tinkler's side registered their fourth consecutive victory in the league, which propelled them to the summit, having collected 20 points from their 10 matches played this season.

Manyama netted the winner in Tuesday's victory and has suggested that the results come aren't surprising - citing his team's training sessions and mentality.

"I'm not surprised, when I look at how we are training, and how we are playing in our matches," the 26-year-old told the PSL's official website.

"We are able to grind results out, like we did against Chippa last weekend. We knew we wouldn't have much possession, that we must use the little possession we get, and we did that.

"There is a strong mentality in our team and that has helped us have a good start to the season; but of course there is a long way to go still so we won't get ahead of ourselves.

"It's helped to have made such a good start. As a new ambitious team, all the other clubs want to beat us, to bring us down to earth. So we have had to earn respect, we've had to send out a statement of our intent to our competitors.

"There have been games we should have taken more points from, so we're not there yet - we're keeping our feet on the ground, our priority remains to get to 30 points as soon as possible and we'll take things from there."

City next face a tough set of fixtures as they welcome Free State Stars to Athlone Stadium in a Telkom Knockout semi-final on Saturday then have two daunting fixtures against Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits.

kick off is at 15:00.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Free State Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Cape Town City FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Wits, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v AmaZulu FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 28 April 2018
Wits v AmaZulu FC, Bidvest Stadium 15:00
Cape Town City FC v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Maritzburg United, FNB Stadium 15:00
Free State Stars v Polokwane City, Goble Park 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Ajax Cape Town, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Bloemfontein Celtic, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Platinum Stars, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v SuperSport United, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:00
Saturday, 12 May 2018
Ajax Cape Town v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Bloemfontein Celtic v Mamelodi Sundowns, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 15:00
AmaZulu FC v Cape Town City FC, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Baroka FC, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Chippa United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Free State Stars, Orlando Stadium 15:00
Platinum Stars v Wits, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:00
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