Eric Tinkler relishing Cape Town City FC task


Tinkler coach was brought in to lead South Africa’s newest top-flight club after businessman John Comitis bought the PSL status of Mpumalanga Black Aces, with the former Orlando Pirates head coach expressing his determination to revive the Cape Town City of old.

“It’s been a fantastic experience for me,” Tinkler told reporters. “It was an easy decision for me to come to this club. We are starting from scratch, and can build something here that can remain in the memory and history of many.

“You can create your own history here - we start from zero. This club existed many, many years ago, and we are bringing it back to the forefront, and hopefully the same people that used to support Cape Town City from the past will continue doing that. And hopefully we can re-live those experiences from yesterday.

“I enjoy challenges. Challenges are what push me and make me want to achieve more, so I was extremely happy to come here.”

After unveiling their 11 new signings at a press conference on Thursday, Tinkler revealed that his squad is still not yet complete.

“We are currently two players short from completing our squad,” he said.

“We had set ourselves a target of 26 players, and we are currently a squad of 24. So there will still be two players joining us before the start of the season – a striker and a goalkeeper.”

City start their season on Tuesday, 23 August with a home fixture against Polokwane City at Cape Town Stadium.