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McCarthy: Chiefs Deserved The Win

Benni McCarthy: Kaizer Chiefs Deserved The Win

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 18, 2018 09:56 AM

Cape Town City head coach Benni McCarthy admitted Kaizer Chiefs deserved their 1-0 win at the FNB Stadium.

Read: Red-Hot Moon Fires Chiefs Up To Second

City missed the opportunity the return to second place after going down 1-0 to the Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs at the on Saturday evening.

McCarthy was up front on their performance, saying that a lot of his charges simply didn’t turn up for the match, while he lamented the absence of captain Robyn Johannes in the process.

“I have to give credit to Steve Komphela and his charges. From the start of the game, they pressed us very high because obviously they noticed that Robyn wasn’t in the side and obviously he is the one that gets us going from playing out at the back," McCarthy told SuperSport after the game.

“So we had to change our tactics and try and go on the longer route which didn’t suit us because we had smaller guys on the wings. Too many players didn’t turn up today."

Furthermore, McCarthy believes they looked nervous and were second best to every challenge coming their way, and congratulated an opponent he has yet to beat as a coach.

“This is a game if you want to win the league, you got to beat the best teams and you can’t afford to have off days. Today, we were nowhere near our best and our capabilities and we looked nervous.

“We were very nervous. We were second best to everything. Chiefs deserved the points. We had our moments here and there, but we made too many mistakes and we allowed them in where our defence was caught in two minds allowing Ryan Moon in and the form he is in, he is going to score those chances.

“So we had to then chase the game. We were a bit sluggish today. Congratulations to Chiefs because they made us to be sluggish today. So congratulations to them,” he said.



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Letlali Joined: 04 Feb 2014
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Letlali Feb 19, 2018 12:44 AM
Good comments from the coach, kfor life., God bless.
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Qondeni Feb 18, 2018 10:39 PM
Benny thanks for telling the truth and admitting that you've lost and I think you must teach the likes of Pitso ukuthi kukhulunywa kanjani sikhathele ilento yokuthi every time a big team loses,the referee is the one to be blamed.Big up baba.
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blackmeteor Feb 18, 2018 09:32 PM
DANKI Benni ......You can give Downs and Bucs fans lessons in honesty........RESPECT Brother !
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Fakugezi Feb 18, 2018 08:01 PM
Thanks Bennie dats fair Nd squre
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murendeni joe Feb 18, 2018 05:49 PM
A brave coach speaks like that
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Skeem Sa HDK Feb 18, 2018 02:08 PM
But this CTC team though !! I'm jealous to say rats are already in the last 8 , this team is weak.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 18, 2018 01:58 PM
Ivunywa kanjaloke mfana induku without any excuses lyk pizza who use to blame officials when his team loose
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Faysal Feb 18, 2018 01:04 PM
Dank unless cowsimane who fights with his players and blame the refs
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KHOSIVICHI Feb 18, 2018 11:03 AM
M@sende-Wana fc and Six Mabone fc fans will kill u Bennie. They want u to say sumthng negative about Chiefs win.
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honourable member Feb 18, 2018 10:55 AM
this psl is no fair last time they refused to postponed maritzburg games during the death of mondli cele and mlondi dlamini. but today they postponed polokwane city game.
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SowetoBOY Feb 18, 2018 10:55 AM
Benni you your defence give that goals to zoo FC.
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#Makhosi Feb 18, 2018 10:53 AM
While Sundunusa United and Poorates fc fanse are Crying about Mr Ref
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dr ss zondi Feb 18, 2018 10:48 AM
Thanks Bennie,uyayivuma induku kaSteve...we salute you
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KHOSIVICHI Feb 18, 2018 10:44 AM
Good Benni u must teach that M@sende-Wana cowch Pitso M@simbane not to complain everytime.
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Tom Po KeCanon Feb 18, 2018 10:16 AM
Bennie is afraid of red card. CTC had penalties. The man with a whistle was the man of the match

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