DURBAN – Cape Town City chairman John Comitis is likely to ring the changes in January.
Comitis is in search of a goal-poacher, and may be compelled to go outside the country to meet his wish.
City lost their captain Lebogang Manyama at the beginning of the season. The PSL Footballer of the Season is now plying his trade in Turkey for Konyaspor
Comitis bought Victor Obinna to replace the void left by Manyama, but feels that they need more strikers upfront.
City succumbed to SuperSport United 4-2 on penalties in the MTN8 final at Moses Mabhida Stadium this past weekend after the game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes.
“We need goal-scorers. We had Lebo Manyama, Aubrey Ngoma and Bhongolwethu Jayiya and they scored a lot of goals amongst each other. These are three quality players.
“We replaced them with three good players, but the ball has got to go into the net. We need guys that can put the ball at the back of the net. I’m looking anywhere. Obviously it is very difficult locally. All the top strikers are tied up. We have to look overseas,” Comitis explained.
City have the likes of Lehlohonolo “Major” Majoro, Judas Moseamedi, Obinna and Sibusiso Masina – who scored against SuperSport – upfront.
“There will be a couple of changes in January. I must make it clear that it is not because of the (MTN8 final defeat). Generally, we try to improve the squad all the time. At the end of the day, they are good enough to win it, but they weren’t intelligent enough to get the results,” Comitis lamented.
City are two years old, but they have been able to reach two cup finals in a short space of time. Comitis is elated with the progress, but he want to turn his good fortunes of reaching cup finals in to gold.
“You can play 120 minutes of football and walk away with nothing. We dominated the whole game. We had them against the wall the whole game. They were one man down and at the same time cramping. It was one-way traffic,” he said.
“The guys were in a hurry and they weren’t creative enough. We lacked the killer instinct to kill off the game and we ended up on penalties. Penalties are like gambling, and we lost and we walked away with nothing.
“In the meantime, we were the better team on the pitch. I’m gutted. Well done to them, but our guys played the better football.
“I’m happy about the progress of the team, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how old we are. We performed enough to win it and we didn’t take the victory. I have to be upset with that.”
Isolezwe, IOL Sport