Starting XI: CT City v Polokwane
MTN8 Starting XI: Cape Town City v Polokwane City 12 August 2017
Teams: Cape Town City v Polokwane City
Date: 12 August 2017
Venue: Cape Town Stadium
Cape Town City begin their MTN8 Cup campaign with an encounter against Polokwane City this afternoon.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h00.
City will be under new management this season as Benni McCarthy takes over the reigns from Eric Tinkler, who is now at SuperSport United.
The Mother City outfit have made a number of signings in the off-season, which include the likes of Teko Modise, Ayanda Patosi and Lyle Lakay.
Lakay have been handed starts today, while Patosi has to make do with a spot on the bench.
City have confirmed that Modise picked up an injury in the warm-up and has been replaced by Thabo Nodada.
Rise and Shine enjoyed a fine end to last season that saw them finish the campaign in sixth spot.
Here's how they line up:
CT City: 1. Walters, 2. Mkhize, 16. Johannes, 27. Gumede, 5. Edmilson, 19. Putsche, 8. Manyama, 26 Nodada, 7. Lakay, 24. Masina, 45. Majoro.
Polokwane: 1. Chigova, 2. Semenya, 24. Hlongwane, 22. Mbonani, 4. Tshilo, 21. Seabi, 16. Mngomezulu, 20. Phiri, 17. Ramagalela, 8. Maluleke, 10. Tlolane.