Aubrey Ngoma of Cape Town City poses with the Telkom Knockout trophy alongside Olaleng Shaku of Baroka FC. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG – Aubrey Ngoma reckons that Cape Town City should brace themselves for the fight of their lives if they are going to see themselves beat Baroka FC in this year’s Telkom Knockout, when these two sides meet in the round of 16.

“Baroka are having the time of their life at the moment,” Ngoma said. “They haven’t lost a single match in their league campaign so far this season, so I believe that it’s going to be a very interesting fixture for both of us.

“We as Cape Town City are always looking forward to playing them in Polokwane because we have a whole lot of good memories playing there.

“I know that the gents (City teammates) as well are also looking forward to continuing with the very same form we have shown by producing winning results there.”

Ngoma, who was speaking at the official Telkom Knockout draw in Johannesburg on Monday, also stated that he was disappointed that his side was unable to come out victorious against their former coach, Eric Tinkler, when SuperSport United were crowned MTN8 champions in Durban at the weekend.

However, the pacy 27-year old winger expressed that the defeat was nothing but a “learning curve” for the Citizens, adding that he hopes that they’ll do nothing but learn and grow from it.

“Sure, we’ve lost in the MTN8 final, but I believe that it was a learning curve for all of us here at the club,” said Ngoma, who’s started having light training sessions with the team following his return from a knee injury he suffered earlier in the year.

“We should have done a few things differently in that game, I believe. But having said that, going into this year’s Telkom Knockout competition, we are going to make sure we do not repeat the same mistakes.

“I’ve started with light training sessions with the team and (so far, so good),” Ngoma said.

“I’m also hoping to the back in action in a few weeks or so, hopefully feature in a few games or so before the Christmas break. But yes, we’ll have to wait and see.”


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