CAPE TOWN – With respective draws for both Cape sides in the Absa Premiership on Tuesday night, Cape Town City and Ajax Cape Town will be heading into tomorrow night’s Mother City derby with a win in mind.
The new boys ended the Buccaneers’ winning streak as they held Orlando Pirates to a goalless draw but did put on a stunning performance . However, going into tomorrow’s fixture, Cape Town City seem to have a slight edge over their Cape rivals.
In an interview with SuperSport, coach Eric Tinkler has warned his side not to have their eye on the prize just yet. “It is a our first season and we need a strong foundation and stability. Once we have that we can look next season to start winning trophies.
“We had six weeks to put together the squad. It needs time to find its feet. The players will obviously need time and a period of adaption,” he said.
Tinkler’s decision to bench the side’s foreign players, Renars Rode, Matt Sim, James Brown and Roland Putsche, along with striker Lehohlonolo Majoro proved strategic as his starting XI proved to be a side capable to face Pirates.
Meanwhile, Roger de Sa’s Ajax Cape Town has praised attacker and Man of the Match Bantu Mzwakali following the side’s 1-1 draw with Polokwane City on Tuesday.
“Bantu was fantastic, but it is in front of goal where he needs to get better,” said the coach. “His final touch is still missing.”
Nathan Paulse continued his form when added his name to the scorecard in third minute but the Urban Warriors failed to hold to their lead when Polokwane City were handed a penalty as Ajax’s Roscoe Pieterson was fouled in the 60th minute, which the penalty was taken by Thobani Mncwango.
Pieterson’s dismissal means that he will miss the derby tomorrow.