Fourth-placed City flew to Limpopo Province early this morning and tackle second-bottom Leopards
Bafana Bafana right-back Thami Mkhize has led Cape Town City from the front all season and if his teammates can match his passion and work ethic they should end the season with victory over Black Leopards tomorrow.
Then again, the Citizens haven’t exactly performed at the peak of their powers when mixing it with opposition in the bottom half of the table, because if they had seen off the likes of Highlands Park, Chippa United, Baroka FC and AmaZulu, they would have gone very close to claiming a maiden title.
Fourth-placed City flew to Limpopo Province early this morning and tackle second-bottom Leopards at the Thohoyandou Stadium at 3pm tomorrow.
“We’ve had a good season and can finish third ahead of incumbents Wits on goal difference if they lose away to Golden Arrows and we come away with the three points against an opponent desperate for the points to avoid relegation,” said Mkhize.
“They will be a difficult side to crack open in front of their partisan supporters. We’ve studied what they do well and must execute our game plan to the tee to end up on the right side of the result.”
City coach Benni McCarthy said before his side’s clash with Orlando Pirates last weekend that he would like to throw a grenade in among the PSL pacesetters, and that is exactly what his team did at Athlone Stadium by playing out a 2-2 draw with the then frontrunners.
While the stalemate ended his team’s mathematical shot at going all the way, it made sure the league champions would only be crowned on the final day of the season.
McCarthy is putting his money on Sundowns making a successful defence.
“They’ve had time to prepare and have a big squad, a strong replacement bench, so they’re my choice for overall honours,” he said after the Pirates game.
City strikers Kermit Erasmus and Siphelele Mthembu have been goal-shy of late and need to cough up a goal or two to help the cause.
Leopards know the score and will be banking on Mwape Musonda to add to his tally of 16 goals that sees the striker at the summit of the league’s goal scoring charts.