Double injury blow for Cape Town City


Cape Town City will be without two of their stars, Kermit Erasmus and Peter Leeuwenburgh in the next few games due to injury.

Yesterday, the Citizens confirmed that forward Erasmus has been ruled out of action for 2 months. The 29-year-old striker is City’s top goal scorer in the Absa Premiership with 9 goals and 2 assists to his name.

On Wednesday morning, City confirmed that goalkeeper Leeuwenburgh has a concussion and will miss their next match.

Both Erasmus and Leeuwenburgh suffered their respectively injuries in City’s 1-1 draw away to Maritzburg United on Friday.

“After initial tests, we can confirm that Peter Leeuwenburgh has suffered a mid concussion in our last game (against Maritzburg United). Peter will be targeting his return in our fixture against Polokwane City in 12 days time, speedy recovery,”said City in a statement.

City’s number 1 shot-stopper has kept 5 clean sheets in 16 league games.

This is a big blow for City as they look to stay away from the relegation zone. They are 10th on the log standings, with 24 points after 20 games. Only 4 points separates City with AmaZulu in the relegation zone, 15th position.

City next game will see them travel to Mpumalanga to take on GladAfrica Championship side Mbombela United in a Nedbank Cup last 32 clash on Sunday.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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