WATCH! Cape Town City Giving Back To The Community

Monday was Mandela Day, we saw teams like Mamelodi Sundowns doing a ’67 minutes’ campaign where they gave some mentorship to the young kids. Cape Town City also did the same. Former player Mike Mayambela and other people from the club were also out to give away football equipment to youngsters in Gugulethu.

Luphumlo Sifumba and other young players were also among the group from the Cape Town City who went to inspire the young aspiring footballers from the townships. “Giving back to the community,” Cape Town City wrote on their Instagram account.

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The Cape Town-based club announced the appointment of Ian Taylor as a new head coach of DStv Diski Challenge. “Cape Town City welcomes back Ian Taylor as the new head coach of the club’s U21 Diski team,” the club said on their social media account.

“Ian brings a wealth of experience having worked with Ajax Amsterdam, and we look forward to the future development of South Africa’s top youth talents.”


If you were not aware, CAF has introduced new rules that a coach must have CAF A licence or Uefa Pro licence if they are to mentor in the in continental club competitions. Tinker has UEFA A license, meaning he doesn’t qualify. Now City were left confused about what to do since they still want to keep Tinkler at the club.

But eventually, they’ve come with some ideas. “We were just caught unaware and the rules are a disadvantage to us. There’s a possibility that Eric may not sit on the bench,” said Comitis. “It is in the interest of SA football to have our coaches in CAF competitions. It’s also about the rules being reasonable. The coaching courses are not offered to us. You cannot apply for them and there is no place to register for them, but we are expected to have them.

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“I have seen European coaches coaching in Africa but there are no African coaches in Europe. Eric has a European licence that he cannot use in Africa. CAF and Fifa must standardise these coaching qualifications. It’s a catch 22 situation for us.”

“Either Diogo or our fitness coach may have to sit on the bench and juggle with Tinkler. But we have confidence in them because they are very good technically,” said Comitis.

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