Starting XI: Baroka v CT City
Teams: Baroka v Cape Town City
Date: 03 August 2019
Venue: Old Peter Mokaba Stadium
Cape Town City open their Absa Premiership campaign against Telkom Knockout champions Baroka in Polokwane on Saturday afternoon.
In Benni McCarthy's second season with the Citizens, he led the club to their first MTN8 title and a fourth-placed finish.
The Mother City outfit has bolstered their attack with the additions of Tashreeq Morris, Abbubaker Mobara, Bernio Enzo Verhagen and Mpho Makola.
Baroka, meanwhile, will be hoping to improve on their 2018/2019 showing after narrowly escaping relegation on the final day of the season.
Despite their troubles in the league, Baroka did walk away with silverware after defeating Orlando Pirates to secure the Telkom Knockout title.
Baroka will be confident heading in to the encounter, having won their last three home encounters against the Mother City side.
Here's how they line up:
Baroka: 1. Chipezeze, 2. Kgoetyane, 21. Mongae, 6. Sibiya, 18. Shozi, 14. Mosele, 8. Mdantsane, 11. Selemela, 9. Mbulu, 10. Phiri, 20. Patjie.
Subs: 30. Dlamini, 16. Madigoe, 26. Ntswane, 28. Nsimba, 19. Dickens, 23. Ngubane, 7. Tisdell.
City: 1. Leewenburgh, 2. Mkhize, 3. Mobara, 15. Cupido, 5. Edmilson, 21. Mokeke, 8. Makola, 10. David, 11. Ralani, 9. Erasmus.7. Links.
Subs: 16. Stephens, 6. Seedat, Kewuti, 26. Nodada, Morris, 30. Martin, 25. Mthembu.