The Urban Warriors are yet to taste victory over their city counterparts, having lost both derbies in 2016/17: a Bongolethu Jayiya goal separated the two sides in September last year, before Aubrey Ngoma’s first-half strike and an Erwin Isaacs own goal in February handed the Citizens a 2-0 win.
Lebusa acknowledged that City were the better side last term, yet insists the number of changes in the Ajax set-up could bode well for the red half of Cape Town come Saturday afternoon.
“There’s no doubt that City had a good season last year,” he said. “This season we have new players, hungry players, and we want those bragging rights. The city will be divided into two colours, and I think it’s important for us to try win the game. Last season they won both games and were a great side, but this season it’s different.”
The Urban Warriors skipper urges Capetonians will fill up Cape Town Stadium as he hopes his side – currently sitting 12th on the log – will emerge victorious.
“It’s going to be an interesting game,” he said. “Both teams are going to go at each other, and I urge the Ajax fans to come and support us, and hopefully we’ll get the three points.”
Kick-off is set for 15h00.