Vincent Kobola reveals Cape Town City goalscoring concerns
Posted: 19 August 2016 Time: 10:39
Cape Town City defender Vincent Kobola has revealed the club's main concern ahead of the Premier Soccer League maiden season is their goalscoring.
City – formerly known as Mpumalanga Black Aces before being bought over by ex-Ajax Cape Town boss John Comitis – have been in a race against time to put together a formidiable team capable of competing in the top flight within it's two months of existence.
The Cape Town-based club have retained the services of 14 Aces players and since added 12 new signings ahead of their first clash at home to Polokwane City next week Tuesday.
Following a number of friendlies against Cape-based First Division clubs in their pre-season campaign, Kobola has revealed their biggest concern is in front of goal.
"We've played a couple of friendlies against some NFD teams – Milano United, Santos, CT All Stars – and the area the coach is most concerned about is scoring goals," Kobola told reporters.
"We haven't been conceding but we are not scoring goals; we are scoring either one or two per game, so we need to work on scoring goals."
Upon their relocation from Johannesburg, where the club's training base was, City were unable to retain the services of last season's top goalscorer Collins Mbesuma.
The former Moroka Swallows hard-man, however, believes acquisition of former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs Lehlohonolo Majoro striker Lehlohonolo Majoro will prove an able replacement for the Zambian.
"Majoro has experience. He's been there before and he can score goals for us," he added.
"We just have to support him and give him the encouragement so that he can push and get the goals for us."
The 31-year-old full back has also backed 'Major' to rediscover his form from his earlier Chiefs days and his time at AmaZulu.
"So far so good for Majoro. He's still lacking a bit fitness-wise, but we still have a few days to go before we start the season so he'll be okay.
"It's up to him [if he will rediscover his form]. He must work hard if he wants to score goals, but I believe he still has the quality to score goals," he concluded.