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CT City look to strengthen squad

Cape Town City are not looking to add numbers to their squad for the next Absa Premiership season but there will be new faces at the club when they return for pre-season preparations at the end of next month, said coach Eric Tinkler.

“There are a few areas where we want to look at and just strengthen the squad in terms of the depth that we have.

“We are not planning to increase the numbers. I think it (a small squad size) worked for us this season. That is what kept that unity in the squad.

"The minute you start adding more numbers, the more chance of players not being involved and it’s those players who become rotten apples and start spoiling everything and dragging this one and that one (down) with them.

“So I think our numbers will remain the same but what also becomes important – and we have that opportunity now – is to ensure we have a good (MultiChoice) Diski team.

"A competitive Diski team with some older players, younger players and players that should we need to drag them in, we can drag them in at any given time,” said Tinkler.

City finished their maiden Absa Premiership season in third place but could have booked an African Champions League ticket for next year if they beat Polokwane City on Saturday. They were 2-0 up but in the end lost 4-2.


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