Welcome back to my Pentagon Challenge. Season 9 and Cape Town City FC take on the 2023/24 season as Champions of South Africa.
Its my second full season in charge of CTCFC and I’m expecting great things from this campaign.
We finished with a 16 game unbeaten run to end the previous season so I think with the new signings, we can kick on and retain the title with a decent shot at the African Champions League. As South Africa is the only playable league on the continent, and we won the league by 13 points, I fancy my chances to close off the second prong of the Pentagon Challenge.
Whats very odd about the African Champions League is that it doesn’t sit in line with the South African Premier League. This basically means that although we’ve qualified, our Preliminary Round games won’t kick off until February 2024, halfway through the league season. The first six months are basically a holiday.
So let’s crack on with the league campaign, and retaining my first domestic title.
Six really decent signings are brought in. Three, Ouattara, Amamoo and Zwane are for the future, with the others ready to slot into first team football. Minimal outlay for them all means there is also minimal risk to the club. I like to leave a legacy.
First up in South Africa is always the Super 8 Cup. The top eight teams from last season compete for the cup before November.
The defending champions win again! Bill Shankly picks up his sixth career trophy with another win against the old rivals Ajax CT in extra time. They must hate me.
The first half of the season in the league starts off as we ended 2022/23 with three high scoring wins.
The next twelve games to take us to the halfway point in the seasons end in W10-D1-L1 to keep the domination of the Premiership table.
Ajax CT did get their revenge on me though, by beating me in the SA Knockout Cup final 1-0. Pretty annoying as I dominated the game and missed a hat-full of chances.
Please join me next time for part two of the season. Coming soon.
Thanks for reading. @AjaxU19s