City turn down Bacela

The former Bucs forward was lining up a reunion with Tinkler, having been on trial with the Mother City club over the past month, yet it seems he did not do enough to win the favour of his ex-coach, who has confirmed the club’s decision not to sign him.

“We won't sign Lennox,” Tinkler told KickOff.com. “We've always said that if we do bring players in the striking department, that they should be better [than what we have] and add some value.”

Tinkler added that his squad is near completion, having kept the core of the Mpumalanga Black Aces side that finished fourth in the League last term.

“We've been training for three weeks now and the squad is nearly finalised,” he said.

"We've made a few good signings thus far and there's been some scouting as well. We also have a few talented youngsters training with us.

"The idea is to have a squad of 26 players and we will be ready when the season starts. So yes, our puzzle is nearly completed.”

City have announced via their social media platforms that a new recruit will be unveiled by the club on Tuesday.

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