Citizens confirm new captain

Mkhize takes over the role from veteran defender Robyn Johannes, who switched allegiance to Bidvest Wits in the off-season.

Head coach Benni McCarthy previously indicated the Bafana Bafana international was due for the promotion to

The right-back will lead the Citizens out in their season-opener with SuperSport United at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday (18h00).

Mkhize made 34 appearances in all competitions last term, having initially joined the coastal outfit in September 2016 after seeing a move to Orlando Pirates collapse after parting ways with Maritzburg United.