Cape Town City snap up rival defender


Cape Town City have officially completed the signing of veteran defender Marc van Heerden from rivals Stellenbosch FC.

Last season's DStv Premiership runners-up Cape Town City have bolstered their squad ahead of the 2022/23 campaign after completing the signing of defender Mark van Heerden on a free transfer. 

The 34-year-old arrives at the club after spending the last three seasons with domestic rivals Stellenbosch FC, where he made 78 appearances across all competitions.

"I'm very excited to have gotten the call from [head coach] Eric (Tinkler) and [chairman] John (Comitis) to join the club," Van Heerden said following his switch to Cape Town City.

"City is a big club and they want to be challenging for everything which is really exciting. The first two weeks so far have been really good, really intense, and you can see the intentions from the club, the players and the coaching staff.

"They are serious about what they want to achieve and I am happy to be a part of that. Let's go and do whatever we can to win whatever we can. I'm looking forward to a really strong season and bring (home) silverware."

Van Heerden, who has won six caps for Bafana Bafana, brings a wealth of experience to the Citizens' cap after enjoying a career that has spanned nearly two decades in the PSL.

He started his career in 2005 with Pretoria University before going on to represent the likes AmaZulu – where he enjoyed two spells – Chippa United and Orlando Pirates.