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Benni Explains Why He Chose Johannes As A Captain

Benni McCarthy Explains Why He Chose Robyn Johannes As A Captain

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 12, 2017 12:39 PM

Cape Town City head coach, Benni McCarthy has explained why he entrusted Robyn Johannes with the captain’s armband following Lebogang Manyama’s departure.

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The Mother City-based club officially announced the 31-year-old as the permanent captain of the team, taking over the armband which was left behind by Manyama, who now plies his trade for Turkish outfit, Atiker Konyaspor.

Speaking at a press conference, McCarthy admitted that it was an easy decision for him to choose Johannes as his new captain, saying that the defender possessed all the qualities that are needed from a captain.

“I think, it was a very easy decision for me, I know Robyn a long time, you know, I share the same views as him. He is a player who leaves everything on the training pitch and for me, that is what it is about,” McCarthy said at a press conference yesterday, September 11. 

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“Since I walked through the door, that is what every single player has given me, all I have asked for is hard work, determination, dedication and train every day like it is your last and every single player has given that.”

“But, yeah, on the pitch you know you have to select one leader, even though we have got so many - Robyn leads by example, he is a feisty character and he is a stand up guy. For me, it’s about when your teammates are getting kicked, how do you respond and he is always the first one there for the fight.”

“He (Johannes) respects everyone in the dressing room, whether you are a trialist or a first team or young player, he respects them. He gives advice and those are all qualities that you see from a day to day basis and that is how you select who you think is the person fit enough to lead the team. I couldn’t have chosen a better leader for that role,” he added. 


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Soulman Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Soulman Sep 12, 2017 09:45 PM
Players get the confidence from the coach snd Benni has a lot of it. No wonder they are unstoppable at the moment
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musah005 Sep 12, 2017 03:41 PM
It was expected from benni,colored people back one another ha ha ha(joking)
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artfuldodger Sep 12, 2017 03:28 PM
he is 31?
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Ant_55 Sep 12, 2017 03:22 PM
No prizes for guessing why.....
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THE NK Sep 12, 2017 03:16 PM
Good choice
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MR E Sep 12, 2017 02:24 PM
Good choice from benni, johannes has made choice on johannes!
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setlaboswana Sep 12, 2017 02:15 PM
@The_Fakesmile, please refrain from posting comments with racial undertone.
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setlaboswana Sep 12, 2017 02:11 PM
@manyisa papa Image, Benni has always been like that, it is still early, hold your breath and fasten your seat belt.
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setlaboswana Sep 12, 2017 02:06 PM
We groomed him to become a great leader. Without Downs, South African football has no future.
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manyisa papa Image Sep 12, 2017 01:57 PM
He is starting to have big mouth Benni
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Maloh11 Sep 12, 2017 01:28 PM
This player I always followed him even at Amazulu he was the same guy. Happy for you Robby you still the best
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Zax5-Bucs Sep 12, 2017 01:21 PM
@The_Fakesmile why should he be a fake coloured? The same with true Zulu cows like cowbuza who are stubborn with no soccer in their feet. Dont be race has no place in football son.
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Bridgertte Layun Sep 12, 2017 01:20 PM
He commands CTC back four well, he absolutely deserved the captain's arm band,,veels geluk Robyn ,,,though I'm not a CTC fan/supporter/ nor follower
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blackmail Sep 12, 2017 01:18 PM
Right Choice Benni,the guy is a good footballer.
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fisto vs zebraditor Sep 12, 2017 01:11 PM
Who cares about the small team?mxxm
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Zanisto Sep 12, 2017 01:11 PM
@The_Fakesmile ..Buddy stubborn and strong willed are not synonyms , Robyn is a son of the cape hustle hence his character which is all about wanting to succeed regardless of race or background, so stick to the positives please,he makes a good captain....
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The_Fakesmile Sep 12, 2017 12:55 PM
I know Robyn;Stubborn.A true coloured.

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