Cape Town City are the newest top-flight team in the Western Cape after businessman John Comitis bought the PSL status of Mpumalanga Black Aces, providing local competition for Ajax for the first time since Chippa United’s spell in the Absa Premiership three seasons ago, when the Chilli Boys were still based in the Mother City.
Urban Warriors’ head coach De Sa has welcomed City’s arrival, and hopes one of Cape Town’s five National First Division teams can soon join the duo in the country’s top-flight.
“Yes, it’s great!” De Sa tells KickOff.com. “But I believe we can still have another team from Cape Town in the top-flight. Two is good, but three would be even better – maybe next year. But for now, two is fantastic.
“I hope we win the League and City come second by one goal!”
City’s head coach Eric Tinkler is a close friend of De Sa, having been teammates and colleagues before, and feels the former Orlando Pirates coach will succeed in his new venture.
“Yes, it’s great to have him around – I’ve already had lunch and dinner with him this week, so we already catching up a lot,” De Sa says. “It’s great to have him, and I think he’ll be a massive success at the club. He’s a fantastic guy and a very good coach, and I think they’ve got the right man.”