I think I have found my Sergio Ramos
Cape Town City beating AmaZulu was not the only positive that came out of that game. The Citizens lost to AmaZulu midweek in a Cup competition but they redeemed themselves on Saturday with a convincing win. With a long-term injury to Kouassi Koaudja, Kwanda Mngonyama being suspended as a result of accumulating four yellow cards, the coach had a headache on who to pair the returning Taariq Fielies with.
“Stroke of Luck, because we had Kwanda Mngonyama suspended, Keanu Cupido was destined to play in Kwanda’s place had a knock and I had to make a choice.”
The former Clube Ferroviário de Maputo left-footed defender stepped up to the occasion and played like a seasoned centreback
“I had to make a decision, I looked at the fact that we have best left backs. I looked at Dove and I know his pacey, very quick and scandalous in the air, he is one of the best headers of the ball that I have seen in the games.”
Dove and Fielies formed a solid defence pair that proved to be the key to ensuring that City gets all the maximum points. They kept out AmaZulu’s dangerman Emiliano Tade at bay and they did not give him enough space to have a sniff at goal, the Argentine was the one that plotted Benni Mccarthy’s side Telkom Knockout exit as he was the danger man when they played in the Telkom Knockout.
“I have seen a game wher he played in the back three of Mozambique and I asked him if he could the job for us.”
The Mozambican born Edmilson has been part of the Citizens since the 2016/17 season. Playing Edmilson as a centre-back was a fluke that paid off for the former FC Porto marksman.