Tinkler impressed by CT City’s new signings


A few weeks into pre-season, Eric Tinkler is content with Cape Town City’s progression so far and the new arrivals at the club this transfer window.

Tinkler, who recently returned to CT City as head coach said their camp in the Limpopo province was a great success.

“[Nathan] Fasika is a very tall centre-back, but technically gifted and with good speed to go with his aerial ability,” the coach said.

“That has strengthened our defensive area.”

“We also signed Patrick Fisher, who is a young right wing-back that has so much potential. He had a very good season with Cape Town Spurs in the NFD. He is a fantastic player for the future.

“We have also got Khanyiso Mayo, so we have bolstered our wing positions. He can play on the right or the left. He is another young player, which is what we have been trying to do – bring in some young, talented players for the future.

“People are saying we are an aging team, but we are a healthy aging team. Our older players set the example in terms of fitness and they show the youngsters the way.”

In their first game of the new season, the ‘Citizens’ will take on AmaZulu in the MTN8 quarterfinal on the weekend of 13-15 August with their players back from national duty.

“Fagrie Lakay and Abbubkaer Mobara came back from the Olympic team. We then went on a team-building camp [in Limpopo] to focus on game-model, club culture, and objectives for the upcoming season,” added Tinkler.

“We played friendlies against the Venda Football Academy, Marumo Gallants, and Mamelodi Sundowns, and I was very happy with the whole trip.

“We are moving in the right direction and we want to start [the season] on a positive note.”

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By FARPost Reporter