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Benni: We Frustrated Sundowns

Benni: We Frustrated Sundowns

By Soccer Laduma - Dec 19, 2017 10:06 PM

Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy said they won because they frustrated Mamelodi Sundowns in key areas on the pitch. 

Read: CT City End Sundowns’ Unbeaten Run

McCarthy also gave special praise to the Sundowns fans who were in a joyful mood despite their side seeing their seven game unbeaten run come to an end.

“I have to credit my boys not for going into the game already thinking about a holiday. We knew we would have our back against the walls for 90 minutes because Sundowns is a fantastic football team. We frustrated them in the areas that we wanted to and that is what our game plan was,” McCarthy told SuperSport after the game.

“It worked to a tee. I think we would have got more than one goal if we took the chances, but we can’t fault the effort.

“I have to commend the Sundowns fans for what I am seeing here, what a spectacle of South African football. Good game of football, but the atmosphere, now I can happily say a happy Merry Christmas to all the South African fans.

“Sundowns were very good and comfortable on the ball, but we have a pressing zone where we wanted to start pressing and not to allow (Hlompho) Kekana and (Tiyani) Mabunda to get on the ball easily and to be able to pick those passes.

“I think between (Aubrey) Ngoma, Nana (Akosoh-Bempah)and Victor (Kobola) that came in and Teko (Modise) they did an amazing job. The whole team worked really hard for each other.

Read: Best & Worst: Sundowns v CT City

“Three points, deservedly so.

“Sundowns had all the possession, but we were always in control. They couldn’t hurt us in the places that they could have really punished us.

“I am very happy with the performance, very happy with the boys and now they can go and have a happy holiday. Enjoy their Christmas with their families and not have to listen to me.”


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Gazankulu26 Joined: 30 Jan 2015
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Gazankulu26 Dec 20, 2017 07:16 PM
Kunga win mani
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Bubbles Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Bubbles Dec 20, 2017 10:11 AM
Ngomas influence earned CT 3 points
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xolilem123@gmail.com Dec 20, 2017 08:31 AM
Ja Bennie you done a good job to beat Pitso now i can go to enjoy myself at Qoboqobo maybe i will bring you also Mqombothi to encourage you
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Mashia1950 Dec 20, 2017 07:56 AM
They did frustrate us, defended well. Its hard for Sundows to come from a goal down since other teams decide to sit back, we need to learn to score first so that the game can be opened. Congratulation to Benny MaCathy well deserved points, your boys were disciplined.
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Sbahle07 Dec 20, 2017 07:21 AM
What a Game!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Game Plan, Hoping will see this oko oko not only to the Big Guns. Anyway 3x points in the Bag#Huntshuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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kdowns Dec 20, 2017 07:15 AM
Good game plan Bennie but we where tired and your team was fresh
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atlijozi Dec 20, 2017 06:52 AM
Thanx 2 Benni and the boys 4 delaying the inevitable, Marry Xmas..ho ho ho!!!
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Caeser Wa LeKhosi(SothoBoy) Dec 19, 2017 10:50 PM
Tactically your troops were well organised Benni! Merry Xmas Mnr
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TeeyJay-Ntolo-Bucs1 Dec 19, 2017 10:35 PM
That's all we wanted... Benni bravo! 'happy Merry Christmas to you too' ...kikikiki
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TeeyJay-Ntolo-Bucs1 Dec 19, 2017 10:35 PM
That's all we wanted... Benni bravo! 'happy Merry Christmas to you too' ...kikikiki
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Bonjo Dec 19, 2017 10:22 PM
Not a Downs fan but I must command the atmosphere at the Stadium. I enjoyed it, especially after the game even when they lost. I was dancing and singing with them. Good game of football it was.
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blackmeteor Dec 19, 2017 10:13 PM
The Curse of CTC

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