Majoro's Absence From City's Starting Line-Up Explained
Lehlohonolo Majoro Absence From The Cape Town City Squad Explained
Cape Town City head coach, Benni McCarthy, explained his decision to keep Lehlohonolo Majoro on the bench during the Citizens’ Cape Town derby victory.
City claimed a 2-0 win over Ajax Cape Town on Saturday, September 30, claiming the bragging rights for the third time in a row.
It was evident that Head Coach McCarthy was determined to field his strongest side, with Mpho Matsi being included in the starting line-up despite the player currently on three yellow card bookings and Teko Modise, who is still fighting to return to full match fitness.
However, the noticeable absentee from McCarthy’s starting line-up was Majoro, who was included on the bench on the day but did not make an appearance during the encounter.
Speaking after the game, McCarthy said, “Majoro, the only reason why he didn’t start was because this week in training, he got a knock on his right knee and at times you see in training that he does limp and he comes in and out, so I didn’t want to take that risk with him missing another final because last year, for the Telkom he missed the final and as a player, especially now that you have played and scored the vital goals for your team to get there, and not to be part of that final, it is a killer.”
“So I thought, this was the game where other players could step in and yeah, it is only Ajax so we know that if we get this one over with, we can have a fit and ready Majoro for the final but, we can also have a Victor Obinna with some more minutes under his belt and ready for the final,” he added.