Comitis: No pop stars at City

Premiership

The Citizens beat Chiefs 3-2 in a thrilling league tie last night at Cape Town Stadium to retain the summit with five matches left for Eric Tinkler's side.

City were only formed in June with the acquisition of Mpumalanga Black Aces' topflight status, and have already won silverware following their Telkom Knockout triumph in December.

"What an unbelievable ride," Comitis tells KickOff.com.

"I even asked myself what kind of a rollercoaster is this? The truth is you cannot be stronger than the collective. My job has nothing to do with technicality, I have got an expert for that... and that's Eric. If you want success you gotta play for each other. There is no shortcut to that. Our players love each other. We have a very well mannered structure, we have no pop stars in our team, we listen to everybody's opinion. There's a lot of camaraderie inside the club. If a player lacks all that we don't sign him, no matter how good he is."

The former Ajax Cape Town boss admits there is now pressure to bring league glory to the coastal city.

"It's something I highlighted before the Chiefs game. I told everyone that we have to man up now. That now we need to know as a club that our fans want it and Cape Town wants it. So we must admit that we do have pressure. We want to win it for the football fans in Cape Town. It has to do with the way football is seen and perceived in Cape Town, it has got nothing to do with the cup or anything else."

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