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Benni Explains Patosi Absence From Squad

Benni McCarthy Has Explained Ayanda Patosi's Absence From His Squad On Saturday

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 06, 2018 12:14 PM

Benni McCarthy has explained why he left Ayanda Patosi out of his matchday squad on Saturday, revealing that the decision was purely tactical. 

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Patosi has been faced with several physical and fitness challenges, with Head Coach Benni McCarthy admitting in the past that the player has been disciplined and fined by the club for his conduct and behaviour.  

The Citizens secured a 2-0 victory over SuperSport United at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, with Patosi one of the noticeable absentees on the day. 

McCarthy revealed that leaving the former KSC Lokeren winger out of the squad was purely tactical.

“It was just a technical decision; we’ve got a lot of players. Everybody has been pushing really hard and this game needed a high pressured player and I think Patosi is our luxury player, he makes us play, scores goals, but I think with the pressing we’ve seen from SuperSport and how they press us, I think he would have (fallen) a bit short so that’s why we went for someone like Thabo Nodada at (number) 10 which is not his natural position but he gives us that in front when we want to counter-attack and when we win, it is straight in to the Norodiens and that and Patosi doesn’t give us that, he makes us play,” McCarthy told the media.

“So we just felt that we’ve got Gift, we’ve got Katterega, we’ve got Craig Martin on the bench and it is like for like, you take Nodada out, you bring in Martin he gives you the same high pressing. The circumstances of the game calls for quick players and Patosi isn’t blessed with pace. But Wednesday it is a completely different team to SuperSport,” he added.  


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makoro Aug 06, 2018 03:56 PM
sell him
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Pirates_999 Aug 06, 2018 03:36 PM
No player deserve special attention Benni, if you see he is not good enough for that particular game you have a right to leave him out
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His Excellency_zmvuyo Aug 06, 2018 02:32 PM
@indutswana are you ok? Why are you quoting Pizza here in an article about Cape Town City ?
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Warras4phefeni Aug 06, 2018 02:12 PM
Luxury player........??? anyway good start Benni.
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indidane Aug 06, 2018 01:40 PM
I like the manner Sundowns play. But I am very proud of my players. Their performance was massive today. I am very happy." He continued to laud Pitso Mosimane's outfit. "Sundowns is the best team in South Africa. In the last three championships they won the league twice. This means they are a strong team. "Pitso is a fantastic coach. They win Champions League [in 2016], they win the league, they win trophies." The former Free State Stars tactician adds: "Sundowns is a winning team. "They have quality players, they are a strong team, they have a fantastic coach. "So when you play Sundowns it's difficult, it's a tough game. Lots of teams lose against Sundowns because Sundowns is like Real Madrid or Barcelona." S0linas c0ncluded
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Vhivha Aug 06, 2018 01:22 PM
Bennie has a tiff with this boy or visa versa
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Nkosinathi Mtshali Aug 06, 2018 01:01 PM
Akamdedele uPatosi uBenni
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