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Benni: But Sundowns Were Successful Before Pitso

Benni McCarthy Has Responded To Pitso Mosimane Comments In The Media About Cape Town City's Success

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 29, 2018 01:40 PM

“I was coached by (Jose) Mourinho, my friend, so mind games to me? Good luck,” Benni McCarthy told the media ahead of their domestic cup clash.

Cape Town City will welcome Mamelodi Sundowns in the quarter-final clash of the Nedbank Cup and as expected, the build-up ahead of the game did not come without the two sides taking shots at one another in the media.

Read more: Pitso Hints At Why His Team Will Win The League

During Sundowns’ pre-match press-conference yesterday, Mosimane was quoted saying that; credit should be given to Muhsin Ertugral, for the ‘well-built’ City side that both Tinkler and McCarthy ‘inherited’.

“… Benni (McCarthy), he inherited the team and didn’t touch much. We forget to pay tributes to Muhsin, who built a very strong team. It’s the way it is,” Mosimane said (in part), with the football fraternity believing that the Masandawana head coach might be playing mind games with the opposition. 

However, McCarthy had a firm response to the Sundowns head coach, saying that his team may have been built from inheritance, but maintains that many of the players playing in the current squad, did not have the same chance under both Ertugral and Tinkler. 

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“I am new, so the club was one year old when I arrived here, so whatever success they had, had nothing to do with me. Me, I am looking to build something for myself, so I did inherit a good team, whether it was from Muhsin or Eric, but every single player that you see plays in my team, how many players can Eric say he played? And how many players can Muhsin say he played?” McCarthy said at a pre-match conference.

McCarthy did, however, take a dig at head coach Mosimane following the comments by the Sundowns about the team’s success being owed to Ertugral, although, maintained that all the talking will be done when his side host the Brazilians on Sunday.

“Come Sunday, that’s when I talk, I think I am a little bit more experienced, I am not that naïve in the game to get bothered about mind games and whose success. I think Sundowns was successful before Pitso, I am just saying. But it is all good, it is part of football. But at the end of the day it is about the players…” he said. 


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Ngwende Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Ngwende Apr 03, 2018 04:49 PM
@scoreman99 : Leave Ngwende alone, I liked Neeskens. It was some hooligans from Dobsniville.
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Sky Days Joined: 13 Mar 2016
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Sky Days Mar 31, 2018 06:49 AM
Pitso is one of the best coaches we ever had but we underrate him. He won trophies with Superbantwana before beating the so called big teams. People said its Chintsha guluva who helped him. Now they are claiming that Manqoba and Rhulani help him and i say yes he brought them to help him built him empire like the players they brought. They spoke the same language results are seen by many although we only want the bad side of Pitso. Recently he defended Benni and now he is talking his mind. What must he do to be right?
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Sky Days Mar 31, 2018 06:22 AM
So what's a point of pre-match inter view? Bennie inherited good team but is slowly dragging it down. Good coaches surrounds them by good staff. Pitso brought whatever he needed to win CL and won it. Pirates is bringing whatever it needs to bring glory back so people thinks Pitso knows nothing but to me he knows something we do not know.
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KhombayaLikhosi Mar 31, 2018 01:58 AM
yah neh, i cannot wait for sunday's clash just to watch post match interview only from both of these coaches
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Bucselona_boy Mar 30, 2018 07:47 PM
Pitso was wrong to attack Benni n just give glory to former coaches.... utsi loBenny enze njani??? ete neTeam yakhe.?? acoshe labadlali bebakhona n buy new players..come on Pitso
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Ntuthuko5110 Mar 30, 2018 02:03 PM
@Shillos10 it not abt quality. It takes a good coach to build a successful team. Dnt talk like bennie who wasnt around we pisto took over. Do u remember where sundowns was with quality players before pitso took over? Dnt be naive like bennie
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Ntuthuko5110 Mar 30, 2018 01:58 PM
Wrong move by bennie. Sundowns was going straight to nfd pitso recue us. And built his own team. So he is making no sense at all.or he wasnt following psl he thought sundowns was doing well very naive comment. Before u comment just do ur research. Msihn was ryt bennie still have a lot to learn as a coach
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ImHereBecauseOfSundowns Mar 30, 2018 01:44 PM
Stop talking nonsense Benni. When Putso got to Sundowns, we were in 14/13 position and hadn't won much in years.
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STIGA18 Mar 30, 2018 01:14 PM
well said Sir n please make sunflowers bleed (Oil)
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chaledi Joined: 22 Sep 2015
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chaledi Mar 30, 2018 12:55 PM
I can guarantee that this year my coach will add at least two trophies into the trophy cabinet.
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chaledi Mar 30, 2018 12:51 PM
PITSO is the most successful coach in South Africa. Benni must work hard to get trophies and stop being jealous.
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Michaeltshigama Mar 30, 2018 11:22 AM
Benni n Conte have something in common n they're loosers n jealous
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Chicharito07 Mar 30, 2018 11:06 AM
Benni is a jealous selfish type of guy what success was there at Downs before Pitso?
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setlaboswana Mar 30, 2018 09:28 AM
Take Benni on at your own peril.
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MpyeK Joined: 18 Nov 2012
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MpyeK Mar 30, 2018 07:16 AM
To Benni, I think it has been proven that the best players don't necessarily make the best of coaches... You were the best player coached by the best, that doesn't make you the best coach
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MpyeK Mar 30, 2018 07:11 AM
Pitso is the best coach in SA, yes he's got the best players,so is José & Pep. Does that mean they're not the best coaches just because they have the best players? Managing talented/best players is so much harder than managing cows at pirates or chiefs
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Shillos10 Mar 30, 2018 07:09 AM
Pitso Sundowns have the best squad in the country.They have bought the best players the country can produced since his stint at Sundowns.Whatever team hes going to play from SA,they a the favourites.Benni City is good but theres less quality compared to Sundowns
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dellah Mar 30, 2018 07:03 AM
Pitso is de best coach that's y he's de most hated coach. Even if he can say to rats nd zebbies fans I wish you a peaceful Easter holidays, they won't accept that and they will attack him with negative words. That's how it is
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champMuziq Mar 30, 2018 04:59 AM
Pitso I got caf. Benni Were u plyng Pitso NO.
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Faysal Mar 30, 2018 03:50 AM
Pitso is like mou talk too much with a great players the owner bought they never build a team

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