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Benni: My Players Can Prove That Last Season Wasn’t A Once Off

Benni McCarthy: My Players Can Prove That Last Season Wasn’t Once Off!

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 11, 2017 06:26 PM

Cape Town City head coach, Benni McCarthy, has shared his thoughts ahead of his first game in charge of the Mother City-based club, saying that he is eager to see his charges prove their abilities once again.

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Last season City ended their 2016/17 Absa Premiership campaign in third place on the league standings, accomplishing more than expected in their inaugural campaign.

In their first domestic cup competition, the Mother City-based club progressed through to the semi-finals of the 2016 MTN8 competition, where they were then knocked out by defending champions, Bidvest Wits.

Now, the Citizens will get the new domestic campaign underway with a quarterfinal 2017 MTN8 clash against Polokwance City at the Cape Town Stadium and McCarthy has high hopes for his squad, as the Bafana Bafana legend looks to lead his charges to a positive result in his first match at the helm.

“I think right now, it is just early nerves but I think I’ve got a decent bunch of players who all still feel that they have a point to prove and that last season wasn’t just a "once off" and I think the positive side I have is that the fact that most of them, or all of them are willing to play for me which is nice and flattering,” McCarthy told Soccer Laduma.

“So hopefully tomorrow, it’s not just all talk but they can buckle down and play according to their strengths and their abilities and surprise most people with their talent. I am just looking forward to see how these guys perform and how my first steps in to the coaching world will be,” he added.

City will host Polokwane tomorrow, August, 12 with the match scheduled to get underway at 15h00.


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Ntuthuko5110 Joined: 17 Feb 2014
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Ntuthuko5110 Aug 12, 2017 10:19 AM
Ths season wil be more interesting
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thabanakhosi Aug 12, 2017 07:52 AM
Can't wait to listen to your live comments after and before the game
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Mathou Aug 12, 2017 06:51 AM
Talk is cheap
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@McCoora Aug 12, 2017 06:06 AM
should have more experienced coach beside you as your assistant,sorry you gonna struggle this season with all those rejects,Swallows was like that before their meltdown,ask Gordon Igesund,Nomvete,Lerato Chabangu
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ziongate keeper Aug 12, 2017 05:08 AM
I hope u ll continue frm wer tinkler left but if u try to do ur own tings u ll fail dismally brotherman
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Fisto vs starless idiots Aug 12, 2017 05:03 AM
Give us our Manyama wena Benni
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Sea_Robber1 Aug 11, 2017 11:01 PM
We shall see Bennie!!
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Bashin Mahlangu Aug 11, 2017 09:53 PM
it might be that some of us are eager to have you as our coach.
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Realydoctor10 Aug 11, 2017 07:10 PM
As long you want to allow Comitis to release the key players that are Ngoma and Manyama no more cup to City
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Hloni'mayeng2 Aug 11, 2017 06:59 PM
I rlly wanna see wat Mccarthy cn bring 2 the table... myb bucs can end up taking him 4 thmselves
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uncle dreezy Aug 11, 2017 06:49 PM
Goodluck!! Sir

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