It seems that, before the team had even begun to exist, Cape Town City share an interesting and intricate relationship with Orlando Pirates. Firstly, the teams have swapped coaches, and now, they seem to be swapping players too. The latest in this series is Tshepo Gumede. Is Eric Tinkler building a seriously dangerous squad in the Cape of Good Hope?
Many supporters were in despair at Gumede's departure from Orlando Pirates, and felt that he could have been useful in the upcoming season.
"I don't like this. He never got a chance to prove himself at OPFC." – Futbol_Lava
Others are worried about the amount of players being released from the Buccaneers.
"We are releasing players like cows. Public Protector must investigate." – duo
"Bucs made a grave mistake by letting Gumede go." – tiyiselaM
Then there are those who wonder why Gumede would go to CTC to play under Tinkler, who opted against using him last season at Pirates more often than not. Many have seen this as an indication of the internal dynamics at Pirates.
"Just goes to show, Tinkies wants to play Gumede – it's all politics at Bucs. CT City starting to look dangerous – watch them pick up Majoro and Myeni as well." – Tebogo18.
What do you think of Cape Town City's chances next season?