Cape Town needs another PSL club.
It sounds like an obvious statement with Ajax Cape Town man alleen in the top flight.
But new Cape Town All Stars midfielder Tinashe Nengomashe has made it his sole mission to lift his NFD club to the top tier of South African football.
With the five NFD clubs – Santos, Milano United, Vasco da Gama, FC Cape Town and Stars – already unable to gain promotion this season, the 33-year-old is looking to push hard for next season.
He tells the All Stars website: “The one thing which really inspires me is that here in Cape Town there is only one team in the Premier League, so why not have two?
“And from what I have seen here at Stars, I have been really, really impressed.
“I don’t see why Cape Town should have only one team in the Premier league – other provinces have two or more.
“This is the Mother City of this country, so why not fight for Cape Town at the end of the day.”
Nengomashe spent eight successful seasons with Kaizer Chiefs, winning nine major titles – including four PSL crowns.
And he wants to use all his experience to lift Igugu Lekapa to the top.
He adds: “In this country, we have got a whole lot of talent, but they don’t always have the guidance they need.
“So they need someone who is really honest with them, who can tell them how it is, who can show them how they must always look for the opportunity to take their game to the next level.”
The Zimbabwean veteran was let go by Blacks Aces and was snapped up by All Stars.
But the 2004 PSL Player of the Year says he still has lots left in the tank.
He says: “Like I always say, discipline is key to this sport we play. Because the body is the one which gives you the income, it’s what keeps you going on the field.
“The coaches here, I have been here for a month, and they have been really making sure that I work hard, so I feel in good shape and I am grateful for that.”