‘City derby isn’t big’



September 20, 2016
‘City derby isn’t big’

MIN GESPIN: Ajax Cape Town boss Roger de Sa

De Sa not intimidated by derby, but rather focused on picking up points.

Ajax Cape Town boss Roger de Sa says he has been involved in bigger derbies than Friday’s Mother City clash against new rivals Cape Town City.

The weekend’s game will be the first all-Cape top-flight clash since the 2012-13 season.

And to add more spice to the local clash, the feud between Ajax owners the Efstathious and their brother-in-law John Comitis, could soon be ignited in a war of words.

But first the Urban Warriors face Polokwane City at Cape Town Stadium tonight (7.30pm) and De Sa’s focus is firmly on that.

Asked if he is feeling a derby vibe, the former Orlando Pirates coach says: “No. I’ve played in bigger in bigger derbies than this.”

De Sa just wants to get his team playing and picking up points, with only a draw and a defeat in their two games this season so far.

He adds: “We have to get it right now. We feel like we’ve dropped five points.

“Every game is key early on. These are the ones that make the difference.

“When you look back at the season, it’s these type of games you that want your points from.”

And De Sa feels that his side will have enough in the tank after the Polokwane test for Friday’s derby.

He says: “We have enough to rest and recover. We have that extra day, which is okay.

“The 48-hour break is tricky. “But so early in the season, it doesn’t have an impact on us at all.”

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