Register Login Scores

Supporters Club

The Power And Meaning Behind Cape Town City's Kit

John Comitis finally put rest to the speculation yesterday. In a press conference held at Cape Town Stadium yesterday, the former Ajax Cape Town CEO revealed the new name and kit of the PSL club formerly known as Mpumalanga Black Aces and now known as Cape Town City… Will they fly or fail?

Among the targets set, Comitis reportedly plans to have about 20 000 fans attending the games of the new club. He says the vision is to make a team integrated into the heart of the city, and for people to fall in love with it.

One of our supporters, jerseynumber8, has taken time to explain to Supporters Club what the symbolism of the new kit is and what it means for the people of Cape Town:

"Finally, a club owner who gets it," he said. "A club that belongs to the city. Personally, I love the colour blue. It is very symbolic in many ways. It represents the two oceans. At a much more personal level, blue represents the people, who were shipped into the Cape over time. Blue is also a reminder of the city's morbid slave history. Very symbolic. Yellow is a powerful symbol of a happy people. By far, Capetonians are the happiest people in SA. However, will the club resonate with Capetonians?"

This is an interesting point. People are definitely curious about this team, but will they support it? A team either needs to be a winning one to have supporters, such as Real Madrid or Barcelona, who have fans worldwide because of the way they play, or a team needs to be a community to have supporters, such as Bloemfontein Celtic, which has never been a league title-contending team but has a tremendous support base because of their culture.

So where will Cape Town City lie? And how will they get their supporters?

Do you see this team building a fan base? How can you achieve that when starting a club from scratch?

46 comments

Top 5

8 Of Chiefs' Most Embarrassing Defeats In The Premiership

140 Sep 20, 2021 03:29 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Motshwari Arrest Latest: Police Update On Bucs Star

81 Sep 21, 2021 01:09 PM in Orlando Pirates

R10m Offer For Shonga?  

8 Sep 26, 2021 11:57 AM in PSL

10 Players Who Copied Ronaldo's Trademark Celebration

1 Sep 24, 2021 05:35 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

What Ronaldo’s Son Said When He Met Messi

4 Sep 23, 2021 12:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Ex-Bucs Coach Reveals 'Verbal Agreement' With Al Ahly

17 Sep 26, 2021 01:27 PM in African Football

Excited ODG In Support Of New Bafana Philosophy

9 Sep 24, 2021 02:02 PM in Bafana

Irked Mbele Refuses To Comment on Mhango Nightclub Reports

35 Sep 20, 2021 04:22 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Breaking: Crisis Talks At Swallows!

14 Sep 20, 2021 03:34 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Baxter Blasted For Apologising

124 Sep 21, 2021 07:10 AM in Kaizer Chiefs