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Benni Apologetic For Reaction To Foul On Teko

Benni McCarthy Apologetic For Reaction To Foul On Teko

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 02, 2017 09:39 AM

Benni McCarthy explained his reaction towards Ajax Cape Town’s Isaac Nhlapho, saying that his team have worked hard to get Teko Modise back to full fitness.

The City head coach was infuriated after a foul on his veteran midfielder, Modise, during the Citizens’ 2-0 win over Ajax in the Cape Town derby on Saturday, September 30.

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Speaking in a post-match press conference on Saturday, McCarthy revealed that emotions got the better of him during the game, saying that he should have been the bigger person but he was just concerned about Modise.

"There was a couple of nasty incidents where I thought I also overreacted a bit, but yeah I am one of those guys. I always say, a team is a reflection of its manager, I am a passionate guy, I am from Cape Town and if people want to bully my players or my teammate, I am the first one to stand up for them. So that was one of the situations that I think, as a coach, as a manager you got to deal with it a little bit better. 

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“I don’t box players, ah it is the emotions of the game, and sometimes it happens. For me as a concerned coach, because we have worked so hard just to get Teko back and then because he is a little bit agile and trickery and for players to just come and think that they can use him for a punching bag or a kicking bag, so I took it a little bit hard,” McCarthy told the media.

“So that’s why I said to him to worry about the ball and not the player and in the heat of the moment, it happens and when you are 2-0 down, emotions do get the better of you. I should have been the bigger person but, I was more concerned for my player because he just came back from injury and I know how hard he has worked and what it took for him to be on the pitch and for someone out of anger to snap at him and you end up losing him and then I am the one stuck with the problem of missing a key player." 


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Danku Joined: 18 Jan 2016
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Danku Oct 03, 2017 09:00 PM
I wonder how people comments on this blog.A coach is expected to react to a damaging career injury on any of his players,leave Benny alone,and face ur failing Kaiser chief's problem.
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Mondli hates qhabanga Oct 02, 2017 12:03 PM
Ohh!
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EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Oct 02, 2017 11:30 AM
You must learn to be composed on the sideline. That defines you as a manager and your players. You also have to be professional at all times.
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Pyton Joined: 04 Nov 2016
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Pyton Oct 02, 2017 11:08 AM
I challenge Robert and his crew tonight to tackle that. Since this is one of their colleagues. Sies Benny Sies.
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Pyton Joined: 04 Nov 2016
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Pyton Oct 02, 2017 11:06 AM
Benny should be reprimanded that is an unsportsmanlike behavior. He is now a manager and needs to act maturely. Benni you are a role model and our kids watch the games with us, how do you want us to explain that kind of behavior to our kids. Supersport commentators kept quite and this was just disappointing, they did not say anything as if this kind of behavior is acceptable. No words can justify an appalling behavior from one of our legends.
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DopeZN Oct 02, 2017 11:05 AM
@Pyton I'm not condoning violence, jus hate tthe way this coach behaves. Bennin thinks he can beat up everyone. Maybe a charity boxing match involving him might be a gud idea lol
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Pyton Oct 02, 2017 11:01 AM
@DopeZN we should not condone violence.
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DopeZN Joined: 22 Jan 2014
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DopeZN Oct 02, 2017 10:59 AM
Nhlapho would knock benni out, he's just a loud mouth
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DopeZN Oct 02, 2017 10:57 AM
Benni has been riding on beginner's lucky since coming to CTC, the goals against Ajax were both questionable, none of CTC performances has been convincing since Eric's departure . Soon luck will run out
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DopeZN Oct 02, 2017 10:54 AM
Benni needs to be taught a lesson but knowing the PSL, nothing will happen. We don't need his gangsterism in the game...
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Mnune Oct 02, 2017 10:45 AM
Your mom says push!
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Fanaticalism Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Fanaticalism Oct 02, 2017 10:21 AM
You need to grow up and show players that no matter what, you do not react with emotions but a professional all the way...the language you used is for HOODRATS...do not paint Cape Town people as thugs and hooligans you are just arrogant to think you can talk like that to ANYBODY...Can review committee please deal with this as foul language is a red card offence....DSTV must also apologise to parents for foul language during family time #badexample...
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Geoff Stunner Oct 02, 2017 10:19 AM
I saw it coming...he's like a pinata about to burst.
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Geoff Stunner Oct 02, 2017 10:18 AM
I saw it coming...he's like a pinata about to burst.
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MacDaddie Oct 02, 2017 10:14 AM
I dnt blame u @Benni,vele I was expecting that since u look up to Mou.You have to be protective
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Realydoctor10 Oct 02, 2017 10:10 AM
Benni's team won the match against Ajax but their goals look like offside's but if is Ajax score those goals to Benni he was going to say the was offside both
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 02, 2017 10:09 AM
I was wayting for this reaction long a go bcz we knw sumtyms u a short tempered bt is a part of futball, to protect ur players u a not wrong
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Maj Oct 02, 2017 10:01 AM
You are better than that Coward called Komphela who has been bullied by that Wits cow from last season till today.
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Boris Becker Oct 02, 2017 09:54 AM
Cowditor remove this rubbish here maan
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selinah Oct 02, 2017 09:52 AM
Ok

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