As we approach the final of the Mtn8 competition, I can't help but feel that Cape Town City coach, Benni McCarthy needs the trophy for than Eric Tinkler.
McCarthy is in the process of writing his name amongst the few coaches who have managed to make the transition from a great footballer to a successful soccer coach, only an elite group have done that with aplomb.
McCarthy will be facing one of the few who made the switch from a player to a successful coach.
Tinkler is a hardened mentor who have been to some gruelling battles and came back with victories, recently his exploits with Cape Town City showed the level of maturity he has reached in his coaching. He continues to make his name with Supersport.
He is a competitor who goes all out, just like he was as a player, and would like nothing more than winning the trophy for Supersport.
But I believe this final is about Benni McCarthy writing his name in the history books of South African football, the victory will taste much sweeter if it goes to the Citizens. They have a team to do it too.