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Son Of Former Bafana GK Set To Start For City

The son of Bafana Bafana’s first ever goalkeeper is set to make his starting debut for Cape Town City this afternoon, as City host Black Leopards in the DStv Premiership.

Marc Anderson, the son of Mark Anderson, has been Peter Leeuwenburgh’s understudy for the past season, and with Leeuwenburgh having now returned to the Netherlands, Anderson looks set to get his chance at the club.

He has been on the bench 41 times for City in all competitions.

His father Mark was the starting goalkeeper in South Africa’s first six games after the country was re-admitted to international football in 1992. He was a league winner with Mamelodi Sundowns, and also played for teams like Pretoria Callies and Arcadia Shepherds, amongst others.

With Leeuwenburgh’s departure, City have been strongly linked with Bafana goalkeeper Darren Keet, but any recruitment would only happen next season. Keet is currently on the books of Cape United, having joined them earlier this year after covid-19 travel restrictions scuppered his move to the MLS in America.

City’s other goalkeeper on their books is Reid Bombay, who is also related to a national team goalkeeper, as he is Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Jody February’s cousin.

But City Chairman John Comitis confirmed that Anderson would get his chance in the last two games of the season.

“Marc will be playing on Wednesday, and possibly Saturday again,” Comitis said earlier this week.

“And let’s see how Marc does. He’s been a great understudy, he’s been around for some time.

“He comes from a good pedigree from his father and let’s see what the opportunities are.”

The match will also be Eric Tinkler’s first in charge since returning to the club to replace Jan Olde Riekerink.

Tinkler and Anderson’s father played together in one game for Bafana, in 1997, Anderson’s last game for the country (and first since 1992) when Bafana lost 3-0 to Germany.

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