Lion City aim­ing for Mot­sepe ti­tle

The Herald (South Africa) - - CLUB SPORT - Vuyokazi Nkan­jeni nkan­jeniv@ti­soblack­star.co.za

TOP Port El­iz­a­beth ABC Mot­sepe League soc­cer side Lion City are look­ing to open the sea­son on a high note when they host Spears in Mother­well to­mor­row (3pm). City fin­ished third last sea­son but this time they have vowed to go all the way.

Team boss Ngubo Biyana said the play­ers were fo­cused and ready to start the sea­son.

“Our plan ev­ery sea­son is to chal­lenge for the ti­tle. We are look­ing for third time lucky since this is our third sea­son in the ABC league,” he said.

“We have signed a cou­ple of new play­ers to strengthen the team in de­fence and in at­tack.

“Our fin­ish­ing was very poor last sea­son and I think that was what cost us.”

Biyana said the name change of Matatiele Pro­fes­sional to Spears did not frighten them.

“It’s just that they have changed the la­bel but the beer is still the same,” he said.

“The boys are not fright­ened and they are ready for the sea­son.”

Last sea­son saw two of the seven PE-based soc­cer clubs in the ABC rel­e­gated – Morn­ing Stars and Young Ideas.

Fix­tures:

To­mor­row: 3pm: Bizana Pondo Chiefs v But­ter­worth FC (Mqeshwa), PE Stars v Try Again (Gel­van­dale Sta­dium), City Lads v Tor­nado (Mt Ayliff Sta­dium), EC Bees V Subs (Bhisho Sta­dium), FC Buf­falo v Mthatha City (Jan Smuts Sta­dium), Fu­ture Tigers v Sibanye FC (Gins­berg), High­bury v Matta Milan (NMMU, 2nd Ave), Lion City v Spears FC (NU2 Sta­dium, Mother­well)

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