Robyn Johannes gets Cape Town City nod for Telkom Knockout clash with Bloemfontein Celtic
Posted: 19 October 2016 Time: 13:40
Robyn Johannes will play a game for a club from his home town for the first time since making his Absa Premiership debut some 11 years ago.
Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler has selected the 30-year-old defender for the Telkom Knockout first-round tie against Bloemfontein Celtic at Cape Town Stadium tonight in one of several proposed changes from the team beaten 2-1 by Baroka FC at the same venue.
Johannes has worn the colours of the University of Pretoria, Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Lamontville Golden Arrows, Maritzburg United and AmaZulu in a career that kicked off in the topflight in May 2005.
“I’m very excited and it is great to be back after all these years,” Johannes says.
“I left from Cape Town when I was still young and it is always good to be back home. When I signed for Cape Town City, I was very excited. I always wanted to come back one day and now I get my first start, which I’m really, really excited about.”
Even if he has yet to play for a Cape Town club, Johannes did make his debut in the Mother City. He was only 18 when he played his first game for Sundowns at the end of the 2004-05 season in a 1-1 draw.