Cape Town City F.C. (2016)

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Cape Town City F.C.
Cape Town City F.C. (2016) logo.png
Full nameCape Town City Football Club
  • The Citizens
  • Blue and Gold Army
Short nameCape Town City
Founded2016; 7 years ago (2016)
GroundCape Town Stadium
Coordinates33°54′12.46″S 18°24′40.15″E / 33.9034611°S 18.4111528°E / -33.9034611; 18.4111528
OwnerMichel Comitis, John Comitis
Head coachEric Tinkler
LeagueDStv Premiership
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Cape Town City Football Club is a South African professional football club based in Cape Town, South Africa, that plays in the Premier Soccer League (PSL). The original football club Cape Town City FC was founded in 1962, before being reformed in 2016. The team plays its home matches at the Cape Town Stadium, and its training centre is based at Hartleyvale Stadium, the club's original home ground between 1962–77.[1]


Cape Town City was resurrected when South African businessman and former professional soccer player John Comitis purchased the franchise rights of defunct Mpumalanga Black Aces F.C.[2] Comitis was one of two co-founders of Ajax Cape Town F.C. in 1999 but eventually sold his shares in 2013.[3] In 2016, Comitis bought defunct Black Aces, located in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, and relocated the team with the franchise license in Cape Town.[3]


Cape Town City play their home matches at Cape Town Stadium in the suburb of Green Point in Cape Town.[4] In 2018, the club announced that they would begin using Hartleyvale Stadium as a training facility but continue home matches at Cape Town Stadium.[5]


Cape Town is a city with many football clubs and so there are many smaller derbies. However the fixtures against the second largest club in the city, Cape Town Spurs FC (formerly Ajax Cape Town FC) are the biggest derby games. Fellow DStv Premiership team Stellenbosch FC (formerly Vasco de Gama FC) are also considered close rivals.

There is also a rivalry against Supersport United after the Telkom Knockout final in 2016 and the MTN 8 finals of 2017 and 2018 all being contested by the two clubs.


Cape Town City won the 2016 Telkom Knockout Cup, defeating Supersport United 2–1 in the final on 10 December 2016. City scored 12 goals in four games during the tournament to win in 2016–17 Cape Town City F.C. season.[6]

Club technical team[edit]

Position Name
Head coach South Africa Erick Tinkler[7]
Assistant coach South Africa Diogo Peral
Analyst South Africa Paul Lamb
Team manager South Africa Moenier Davids
Sport scientist South Africa Lee Miles
Physiotherapist South Africa Andrew Coppin
Biokineticist South Africa Hlalefo Senoamali
Head of Recruitment: South Africa Grant Veitch
Recruitment Analyst South Africa Dylan Greenberg

First-team squad[edit]

As of 8 August 2022

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Angola ANG Hugo Marques
2 DF South Africa RSA Thamsanqa Mkhize (captain)
3 MF South Africa RSA Thato Mokeke
4 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Nathan Fasika
5 DF Cameroon CMR Brice Ambina
6 MF South Africa RSA Relebogile Mokhuoane
7 FW The Gambia GAM Kajally Drammeh
8 MF South Africa RSA Mpho Makola
9 MF United States USA Jordan Bender
10 MF South Africa RSA Mduduzi Mdantsane
11 FW South Africa RSA Khanyisa Mayo
12 DF South Africa RSA Taariq Fielies
13 DF South Africa RSA Marc Van Heerden
14 DF South Africa RSA Terrence Mashego
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF South Africa RSA Keanu Cupido
16 GK South Africa RSA Darren Keet
17 FW Colombia COL Juan Camilo Zapata
18 FW South Africa RSA Mogamat May
20 FW Venezuela VEN Darwin González
21 MF Ghana GHA Bertrand Mani Jr
22 DF South Africa RSA Patrick Fisher
23 MF South Africa RSA Jaedin Rhodes
24 DF South Africa RSA Lyle Lakay
26 MF South Africa RSA Thabo Nodada
27 MF South Africa RSA Taahir Goedeman
30 DF South Africa RSA Craig Martin
40 MF South Africa RSA Luphumlo Kaka Sifumba
41 FW South Africa RSA Luke Daniels
42 FW South Africa RSA Ashley Nel
46 DF South Africa RSA Thabang Molaoa
47 GK South Africa RSA Luca Diana-Oliaro


Cape Town City offers lifetime awards to a distinguished group of 30 Cape Town football "Legends". Notable players such as Thabo Mngomeni, David Nyathi, Ben Anderson, Bernard Hartze, Reggie Jantjiesm Farouk Abrahams, Theko Modise, Craig Martin, Edmilson Dove and Lebogang Manyama feature as honourees on this list.[8] This also includes the long-serving captain, Thamsanqa Mkhize.

The club's first and current manager, Eric Tinkler achieved early success. The club also has been managed by ex-South African footballer Benni McCarthy.


  1. ^ "Cape Town City upbeat after obtaining new training ground". SportsClub. 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2022-06-03.
  2. ^ "Mpumalanga Black Aces renamed Cape Town City Football Club". 29 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Comitis to launch new Cape Town PSL club". 30 May 2016.
  4. ^ Said, Nick (29 June 2016). "PSL newcomers Cape Town City FC finally launched in the Mother City". Times Live. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Ambitious Cape Town City making plans to build own stadium". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  6. ^ Tshwaku, Khanyiso (10 December 2016). "Cape Town City down SuperSport to win Telkom Knockout final". Times LIVE. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Cape Town City confirm appointment of Eric Tinkler". Kick Off. 2021-05-24. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  8. ^ "The Team". Cape Town City FC. Retrieved 2022-01-31.

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