Newly appointed Cape Town City mentor Eric Tinkler has insisted that he doesn’t want the club to be seen by players as a stepping stone to secure moves to other Premier Soccer League (PSL) teams.
Tinkler wants their stars to aim to play in Europe if their intention is to leave the Cape side.
He recently re-joined CT City following the sacking of Jan Olde Riekerink, who was shown the door following the club’s below-par performances this season.
“The team has matured and players at the club must realize that this team is not a stepping stone to other teams in the league. They need to target clubs in Europe. Not only do they and our national team benefit from this but the club also benefits,” said Tinkler.
A recent example would be former City goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh, who arrived at City in 2018 when he had been struggling to find suitable suitors in Europe.
After growing his reputation in the colours of CT City, he earned himself a move back to the Netherlands where he will line up for FC Groningen next season alongside Dutch legend, Arjen Robben.
Pics courtesy of Cape Town City.
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