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Benni: Manyama’s Mind Is Not Here

Benni McCarthy: Lebogang Manyama’s Mind Is Not Here

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 28, 2017 12:38 PM

Cape Town City was without the services of their team’s captain, Lebogang Manyama yesterday and Head Coach Benni McCarthy has since explained his reasoning for leaving the player out of the squad.

City claimed a 1-0 victory over Bidvest Wits in the first leg of the MTN8 semi-finals at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, August 27 and as revealed by the Siya crew prior to the match, Manyama was left out of the matchday squad, as talk of his potential move away from City escalated.

Read more: Wits Expected To Conclude More Transfers 

Head Coach McCarthy since explained the reason for Manyama’s absence by saying, “I just felt like, I made changes last week to this side and I left Lebo in and obviously I didn’t get what I was looking for out of the performance against Platinum Stars because of everything that is going on in the media, the news, is he going to go, is he going to stay? And I just felt that this week, more so than ever, his mind, he wasn’t here.

“He was at training, he was present, but I had a chat with him and obviously that was the general feeling that I got, so I thought that the most noble thing to do is, when a player plays with a half-heart and mind, you are not going to get his full worth and potential and the fans are going to get on his back because of the news - I don’t want fans to start becoming impatient with him,” McCarthy told media after the game. 

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“It is not his fault, you can’t control your mind to a certain extent and the right thing to do is just keep him out of the firing line of people having a go at him so that is why I felt, this game is going to need 100% concentration, 100% commitment from everyone and if you are not going to give 100% then it is better that you are out of the team,” he added. 

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Pule Moshoadiba Joined: 14 Aug 2017
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Pule Moshoadiba Aug 30, 2017 05:03 AM
Let him go
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mabenamusa4 Aug 30, 2017 04:52 AM
Ctc is negotiating with konyaspor from turkey but tthe idiots are busy calling downs with all sots of insults just because of hatreat.
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Sunset Dawana Aug 30, 2017 04:06 AM
Where is his mind?
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Sbudamafashion Aug 29, 2017 05:42 PM
The legend has spoken
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Realydoctor10 Aug 29, 2017 05:24 PM
@Mr_Down"I dont see benni stand on his way your sonfloaps wanted him early and Comitis allow any body who want the player but still things go slowly even the European club is doing slowly so that can affect the players mind because he already plan to go
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Realydoctor10 Aug 29, 2017 05:20 PM
Benni is doing good job to know your players mood each and every game you must know your players feelings to that game you face with them coaches must stop this thing of selecting players because they know that they are playing good fudball but they don't notice their hearts is focusing to that game or they're busy thinking somewhere else
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Mr_Down Aug 29, 2017 05:07 PM
the kid wanna go so dont stand on his way
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machithazonke Aug 29, 2017 02:18 PM
Mxm let him leave
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One Essential_KBY Aug 29, 2017 01:51 PM
Of course the lad wants out
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Bkackisbeautiful Aug 29, 2017 01:27 PM
Shaaaaame.....
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BenZambrotta Aug 29, 2017 11:44 AM
he should just leave. He wants to
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@webster35 Aug 29, 2017 11:07 AM
Another point that players don't realize, it's so easy to enter the Brazilians but the exit is always has its stumbling blocks
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@webster35 Aug 29, 2017 11:01 AM
The whole point is his mind is not there,jus like Billiat at downs.let him go Benni
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just07 Aug 29, 2017 10:42 AM
Hahah LEBO is afraid of sitting on the bench, PATOSI is breathing on his neck.
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bongz wa lefatshe Aug 29, 2017 08:26 AM
eish bobby motaung with family business
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SyaBe Aug 29, 2017 06:42 AM
Let him go Bennie if engasathandi ukudlalela iCape Town City mkhulule Baba
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spoornet Aug 29, 2017 12:58 AM
Protective coach u r bennie
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leratosetlhogo Aug 28, 2017 10:14 PM
Let's wait and see
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7s4tena Aug 28, 2017 07:21 PM
Tjeer Sandunusa again hell bent on destabilizing other teams. Yes it is none other than Samelodi Sanudusa who are distracting this player.
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Vongani! Aug 28, 2017 06:03 PM
They want to force him join sundoms and his mind is I. Naturena and overseas

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