Cape Town City captain Thamsanqa Mkhize has expressed his excitement after leading City to the CAF Champions League qualification for the very first time in the club’s history.
The Citizens will participate in the tournament after finishing as runners-up in the DStv Premiership behind Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2021/22 season. The Cape Town-based side collected 49 points, the second highest points in the club’s history, behind the 55 points that they collected in 2016/17 campaign. They will be representing South Africa in the continental showpiece alongside 2016 CAF Champions League winners Sundowns.
City and Sundowns meet tonight in the opening fixture of the 2022/2023 league campaign.
The 33-year-old defender made it clear that they are not going to the CAF competition to add numbers they want to compete, and mentioned that reaching the group stages remains their goal as they want to make their supporters happy.
“It’s very exciting, ever since I’ve been in Cape Town I don’t remember when was the last time there are games of the Champions League in Cape Town so that also brings a lot of excitement to our supporters who always make sure they back us as the club,” Mkhize told iDiski Times.
“We are looking forward not just to participate into the Champions League but to make a difference and maybe to push ourselves to the group stages.
“If you aim higher and you follow your goals anything is possible. I am hopeful that all the goals that we setting will come to reality.”
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