Cape Town City sign new sponsor

City announced the news at a press conference at Cape Town Stadium on Friday.

"This is a first ever in South Africa again, we pride ourselves on doing things for the first time," Comitis said.

"It is exciting times for the club. Sponsors like SportPresa are enablers. They enable clubs like Hull and Everton. They are a betting partner of Southampton and Arsenal, and they originated out of Kenya, sponsoring two major clubs Gor Mahia and AC Leopards as well as the league.

"The decision to partner was more than a partnership, it was a footballing decision to open doors for this club. It gives exposure and access to players in an endeavour to have a team to compete at the highest level. It is a brilliant sweetener to kick off the season," added Comitis, who would not disclose the financial terms of the partnership but insisted it was lucrative.

The Citizens will open their 2017/18 campaign against visiting Polokwane City in the MTN8 quarter-finals on Saturday (15h00).