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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?

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