Riekerink has high expectations for Agyemang


Cape Town City coach Jan Olde Riekerink believes recently signed striker Prince Opoku Agyemang will make a huge impact for the club this season in the DStv Premiership.

Agyemang arrived at the citizens on a one-year loan deal with an option to extend to June 2024, from Ghanaian club Medeama SC.

The 28-year-old made his debut during the 1-0 win over Maritzburg United late last month, coming on in the last 22 minutes of the match.

“He (Agyemang) is something we don’t have in our team,” Riekerink told the media on Monday.

“He is physically stronger, good header, he is a finisher. We have Tashreeq (Morris) who is very good in crosses, you have Fagrie (Lakay) that means there will be more movements behind the defence.

“These guy is a real target man and he is very effective in front of the goals, so I have high expectations from him. The only problem is that he didn’t train with the team (from the beginning) so he is physically not 100% fit, but I have big expectations for him for this season,” added Riekerink.

City have collected four out of a possible six points in their opening two matches of the season.

They face defending Champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the next match on Wednesday night.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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