PSL : Tinkler satisfied with opening win

PSL : Tinkler satisfied with opening win

Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler was happy with his side’s performance in their 2-0 victory over Polokwane City, but conceded there is still work to be done.

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Goals from Bongolwethu Jayiya and Aubrey Ngoma ensured three points for the newly-formed club, which replaced Mpumalanga Black Aces during the of-season.

Having had to build a new squad and find his best starting XI, Tinkler was pleased with what he saw at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday night, but is not getting carried away with the early success.

“When I arrived here we had no defence. We had a right-back only in Kobola. We had to rebuild the whole defence and strengthen he team.

“Truth be told, I knew I would only know where we are after today. After the 90 minutes I have a true reflection of where we are and whether we made the right choices in terms of the players we brought in. I feel we have.

“But there is still a lot of work to be done, these guys need to get a better understanding in terms of their strengths and their weaknesses, and playing together. We need to create some sort of cohesion and consistency in our play.

“Do I think we have the talent here? I do. Will we be competitive this year? I think we will be.

“To build a new club you need good football. But people also want to watch winners,” he added

Cape Town City’s next match is against Kaizer Chiefs in an MTN8 quarterfinal clash on Friday night.