Local News 5.8.2016 11:39 am

Cape Town City looking to partner with Leicester City

Cape Town City FC coach Eric Tinkler and owner John Comitis. Photo: Shaun Roy/Gallo Images

Cape Town City FC coach Eric Tinkler and owner John Comitis. Photo: Shaun Roy/Gallo Images

Cape Town City owner John Comitis says his club has approached English Premier League side Leicester City to propose a possible future partnership.

Comitis bought Mpumalanga Black Aces at the end of last season and renamed it Cape Town City FC after the club relocated to the mother city. At the club’s first media conference Comitis revealed that a possible relationship between the Absa Premiership newbie and English Premier League (EPL) champions is on the cards.

“I didn’t make it a secret that at the back of my mind, there’s the possibility of looking at an opportunity like that,” Comitis said of a Manchester City link. “I can tell you that we have made an approach to Leicester City, because we feel they have the same kind of aura, which they’ve come as this new team from nowhere … a bunch of very committed players, in blue, and changed the face of the EPL, for years to come.

“So it’s not just Manchester City … if you know, Mpumalanga Black Aces already has a relationship with Manchester City, on a grassroots level, where they pay Man City to get staff to come in and run football clinics in the community in Mpumalanga.

“If you asking me if there’s an official relationship – no, there isn’t. If you asking me if you get a sense that everything is lining up itself, that it’s going in that direction – I’ll say to you, ‘Funnily enough it is’.”

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# Team GP Pts
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2 Arrows 5 10
3 Orlando Pirates 4 8
4 Cape Town City 5 8
5 Polokwane City 5 8
6 Chippa United 3 7
7 Bidvest Wits 3 7
8 SuperSport United 5 6
9 Platinum Stars 4 5
10 Highlands Park 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 5 4
12 Baroka FC 5 4
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 5 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1