Sporting CP players arrived in Cape Town ahead of the Cape Town Cup
Tuesday Jul 21, 2015. 09:18
Ahead of the inaugural Cape Town Cup this coming weekend, Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon have arrived in the country.
Lisbon will get their pre-season preparations underway which begin on July 21 until the 27th as they are scheduled to face off against hosts, Ajax Cape Town on Friday night, July 24.
After signing striker Teofilo Gutierrez, coach Jorge Jesus will feature 26 players including eleven members who trained at the club.
The match is set to get underway at Cape Town Stadium on Friday night at 20:15 against Roger De Sa’s men whilst English Premier League outfit, Crystal Palace are set to meet SuperSport United in a double-header.
Lisbon have since announced their full squad for the Mother City trip as they hope to claim the trophy away from home.
Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio, Marcelo Boeck and Azbe Jug
Defenders: Joao Pereira, Ricardo Esgaio, Paulo Oliveira, Naldo, Tobias Figueiredo, Ruben Semedo, Michaël Ciani, Jefferson and Jonathan Silva
Midfielders: Oriol Rosell, Adrien, João Mário, Wallyson and André Martins
Forwards: Carrillo, Carlos Mané, Gelson Martins, Capel, Iuri Medeiros, Montero, Tanaka, Teófilo Gutiérrez and Slimani