Benni Plays Mind Games With Pirates…
Cape Town City Will Be Looking To Dampen Orlando Pirates' Soweto Derby High
Cape Town City head coach, Benni McCarthy is well underway with preparations for the Nedbank Cup clash against Orlando Pirates, maintaining that his side is the underdogs in the competition.
City and Pirates, both coming off the back of wins in the Absa Premiership, will lock horns in the round of 16 of the Nedbank Cup competition at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.
Speaking to the media prior to the game, McCarthy revealed that all eyes will be on Pirates to see how far they are able to go in the Nedbank Competition, while City are the ‘underdog’ team standing in the way of Pirates.
“I think with the form Pirates are in and especially coming off a win of the derby, they are going to be coming and their fans are going to be coming out in numbers so I think, the platform for these players, is going to be something that everyone is going want to be involved in because I think the stadium is going to be a nice atmosphere, a great game to play, the pitch looks nice so there (are) no excuses really,” McCarthy told the media.
“Anything can happen, as good as Pirates are, in a cup games there is no favouritism, I like to think that we are very much the underdogs so it gives us a little bit more ease to go in to tomorrow’s game and just play our football, execute our tactics and how we are going to set up against them.
“Everyone will be looking to see how far Pirates will take this run and we are the only team standing in the way,” added the 40-year-old.
The match gets underway this evening at 19:30.