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Benni Plays Mind Games With Pirates…

Cape Town City Will Be Looking To Dampen Orlando Pirates' Soweto Derby High

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 14, 2018 08:30 AM

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.

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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. 

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“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. 


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bucshooligan 1 Joined: 04 Apr 2016
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bucshooligan 1 Mar 14, 2018 12:22 PM
Playing mind games with us.Thupa e buletswe
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Myaka weliPhefeni Joined: 14 Jul 2016
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 14, 2018 12:10 PM
Today is a day so we wll see who s gonna be a winner
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Mar 14, 2018 11:44 AM
Tonight its Pirates v CTC +Dunusa+Zebra and the mighty bucs doesn't care
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Deftman05 Joined: 18 Aug 2013
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Deftman05 Mar 14, 2018 10:48 AM
All we want is a win and playing in the premier League comes with pressure to deliver. Benny and his team have it too, they might play small but today's game is a win win situation for every team underdog or no underdog kumoshakala. At the end of the day we supporters want victory over cape Town city and I am sure Micho and Mokena have thoroughly prepared for this game; the boys are mentally prepared to fight for the badge #bucs #ngenkani
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Vhivha Mar 14, 2018 10:39 AM
After Manchester trip, CTC is more than motivated with the new system they're going to apply against Pirates and going forward
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roger-fetumba Mar 14, 2018 10:27 AM
I hope Benni has finalised the signing of his grandmother so she can assist with puting those balls behind the net
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EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Mar 14, 2018 10:20 AM
Benny is right all eyes will be on Pirates because they have been in good form lately and Benny on the other hand wanted to sign his grandmother because his players were not doing the job.
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lelegologolo2018 Mar 14, 2018 10:00 AM
Benni went to manchester so he can come and play mind game? hai no viva..... #up the bucks
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MJAVARAZA Mar 14, 2018 09:54 AM
Good luck to the mighty buccaneers up the bucs
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STEVEMUST GO Joined: 14 Mar 2018
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STEVEMUST GO Mar 14, 2018 09:53 AM
HOME GROUND WILL FAVOR CITY.
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Mar 14, 2018 09:36 AM
His stupid mind games will not save him from the wrath of the mighty bucs tonight
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Tabali Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Tabali Mar 14, 2018 09:31 AM
Benni is not playing mind games, the log standing favours Pirates. The pressure is on Pirates to deliver good results. May the best team win, good luck.
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makoro Joined: 23 Aug 2011
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makoro Mar 14, 2018 09:14 AM
Play mind games on the pitch bro

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