Cape Town City F.C. (2016)

Cape Town City Football Club
Nickname(s) The Citizens
Short name Cape Town City
Founded 29 June 2016 (2016-06-29)
Ground Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Ground Capacity 68,000
Owner John Comitis
Chairman John Comitis
Head coach Eric Tinkler
League South African Premier Division

Cape Town City Football Club is a football club based in Cape Town, South Africa, that plays in the Premier Soccer League (PSL). They were formed in 2016 by the relocation of the PSL's Mpumalanga Black Aces franchise. The original brand name Cape Town City FC however, dates back to the 1960s and 70s. Home matches are played at Cape Town Stadium.


Cape Town City was created when South African businessman and former professional soccer player John Comitis purchased the franchise rights of Mpumalanga Black Aces F.C..[1] Comitis was one of two co-founders of Ajax Cape Town F.C. in 1999 but eventually sold his shares in 2013.[2] In 2016, Comitis bought Black Aces, located in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, and created a new team with the franchise license in Cape Town. Comitis felt Cape Town deserved more than one Premier Soccer League team.[2]


Cape Town City is a team that strives to represent and empower all ethnic and racial diversities of Cape Town. A team "by Capetonians, for Capetonians", the club uses its roots in Nyanga, the City Centre, and the Cape Flats to unite all people of Cape Town under one team. The club's official manifesto preaches inclusivity and diversity in defining Cape Town's rich footballing history.


Cape Town City play their home matches at Cape Town Stadium in the Green Point area of Cape Town.[3] The team's training complex is also located in Green Point, and is next door to the Cape Town Stadium.

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Current squad

As of 13 October 2016

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

No. Position Player
1 South Africa GK Shu-Aib Walters
2 South Africa DF Thamsanqa Mkhize
3 Latvia DF Renārs Rode
4 South Africa DF Vincent Kobola (vice-captain)
5 Ghana DF Joseph Adjei
6 South Africa DF Ebrahim Seedat
7 Australia MF Matt Sim
8 South Africa MF Lebogang Manyama (captain)
10 South Africa FW Bhongolwethu Jayiya
11 South Africa FW Aubrey Ngoma
14 Ghana FW Nana Akosah-Bempah
15 South Africa GK Gershin Kock
16 South Africa DF Robyn Johannes
17 South Africa MF Given Mashikinya
No. Position Player
19 Austria MF Roland Putsche
20 South Africa FW Judas Moseamedi
21 South Africa MF Thato Mokeke
23 South Africa MF Mpho Matsi
24 South Africa FW Sibusiso Masina
25 South Africa MF Duncan Adonis
26 South Africa MF Thabo Nodada
27 South Africa DF Tshepo Gumede
28 South Africa MF Shaquille Abrahams
30 South Africa DF Ricardo Ndiki
41 South Africa GK Samora Motloung
45 South Africa FW Lehlohonolo Majoro
South Africa DF Never Ngcuka
South Africa MF Safwan Hendricks


In the South African PSL, only five non-South African nationals can be registered. Foreign players who have acquired permanent residency can be registered as locals.

Club Officials/Technical Team


As part of an ongoing dedication to honour and respect Cape Town's rich and diverse football history, Cape Town City offer life-time season tickets to a distinguished group of 30 Cape Town football "Legends". Notable players such as Thabo Mngomeni, David Nyathi, Ben Anderson, Bernard Hartze, Reggie Jantjies and Farouk Abrahams feature as honourees on this list.


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