Cape Town City host Chippa United at Athlone Stadium in the Absa Premiership on Saturday, seeking their first win under new coach Jan Olde Riekerink.

Since officially taking over, Olde Riekerink has overseen two goalless draws and will face tricky opposition in their last home game of 2019.

Chippa may be bottom of the table, but they are going through a bit of a resurgence of late, and are unbeaten in their last three games. City captain Thamsanqa Mkhize says the City team, who are 11th on the table, are focusing on improving their own situation.

Mkhize says the team is reacting positively to the new coach, and while it was difficult to say goodbye to Benni McCarthy, it is part of football.

Former Chippa captain Mark Mayambela, who is now playing for City, says his former team had a difficult start to the season, but they seemed to have turned a corner under new coach Norman Mapeza.

Mayambela is obviously very familiar with the Chippa players, having had two spells at the club in the past, and he says they can be a tricky side.

While Mayambela says Chippa will be tough, he says City’s preparations are going well and they are making progress under Olde Riekerink. – Report by Rob Delport