City rising



November 30, 2016
City rising

SWEET SURPRISE: Cape Town City flying

New boys taking the PSL by storm.

Before the season kicked off, Cape Town City FC were the great mystery in the league.

Many people wrote them off and tipped them as relegation candidates early on.

But I don’t think anybody told them that.

Cape football’s flag seems to be flying high again with John Comitis and his blue blazer bandits tearing up the script that others had written for them.

Lebo Manyama and his troops have pulled off some big upsets and surprises so far, but the biggest bonus for them will be the fact that they are through to the first cup final in the club’s history.

And although SuperSport may be expected by many to win, only a fool would write off City.

They huffed and puffed in the last-eight clash with Baroka FC, needing a 115th-minute strike from Sibusiso Masina to seal the deal as they won 4-3.

But it was very different in the semifinal.

Free State Stars had done their annual cup hoodoo over Wits to make the semis and so were probably expecting to stun City.

They made the task harder by conceding a penalty early on before being 2-0 down just after half an hour, and although Thokozani Sekotlong pulled a goal back, that was all they were going to get on the day.

The Citizens were rampant and ruthless, clearly having learned lessons from their MTN8 semi pain.

They are doing well in the league too, ahead of last night’s clash with Chiefs they were second due to goal difference.

But with still two thirds of the games to be played I think their progress can only be judged in May.

Right now they have a massive opportunity to make history for the club and win a first trophy.

And I think they have enough experience to bring the cup back to Cape Town.

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