Rodney Ramagalela, Thobani Mncwango and Luc Eymael upbeat on Polokwane City's prospects
Posted: 22 August 2016 Time: 10:30
Polokwane City striker Rodney Ramagalela says the club is ready to break records this season.
City will open their league campaign against Cape Town City at Cape Town Stadium tomorrow night (kick-off: 19h30).
Rise and Shine flirted with relegation last term - finishing six points above the drop zone - but Ramagalela expects the side to impress under new coach Luc Eymael in 2016/17.
"We are ready enough looking at how we prepared from first day of pre-season until now. The team looks sharp and ready to break records," Ramagalela, who left Mamelodi Sundowns in July, told City's website.
Fellow forward Thobani Mncwango is likewise upbeat on the team's prospects.
"I am 100 percent sure that we will collect maximum points away from home because we had a very good pre-season," Mncwango said.
Eymael, meanwhile, insists the pressure will be on Eric Tinkler's charges tomorrow given their recent formation following the acquisition of Mpumalanga Black Aces' topflight status.
"The pressure is on the shoulders of Cape Town City FC. They are a new team with a new coach and new players which will inevitably translate into big means. Also the added pressure of playing at home, they are faced with a daunting task of having to convince their fans.
"However, the boys seem very ready but it will be a tough game and we can't risk the thought of downplaying them," added the Belgian, who succeeded Kosta Papic in the Polokwane hotseat.