Register Login Scores

SportPesa

Benni Names His ‘Marvel’: Now I’ve Got Him, I Know Why…

Benni McCarthy wasn’t expecting a title push from Cape Town City this season, but they’ve found themselves in one regardless, and he’s singled out one player for the role he’s played.
 
 
City are currently just four points off league leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns, with seven games left to play, and will consider themselves as dark horses in a title race that has had more twists and turns than a labyrinth. 
 
This weekend they host fellow title outsiders, Polokwane City, in Cape Town, and the former Bafana Bafana international says the fact that they’re so high up the table with so few games remaining is a shock. 
 
Speaking to Soccer Laduma at the launch of PepsiMax’s Win Like A Baller campaign last night, the City head coach admitted that he didn’t foresee a title challenge this season, saying, “I didn’t expect that we were going to be so in the mix as we are now, instead of being maybe fifth or sixth, pushing around for fourth place if we were lucky. This is a bit unexpected.” 
 
 
McCarthy was also full of praise for the players that have come in to replace the injured Roland Putsche and Thabo Nodada, singling one player out in particular for his efforts in the hear of the Citizens midfield.  
 
He said, “I think our work ethic has been second to none, but I never expected to lose a Roland and a Thabo – that’s the spine of my team – and they like to press teams. I lost (Ayanda) Patosi as well. But then we got Mokeke and he’s been a marvel. I was chasing this player for a good while now, and now I’ve got him, I know why I’ve been so desperate. He’s been sensational, and slotted in fantastically.” 
 
Mokeke has played 11 games for City since coming into the side earlier this year and has played a big role in helping them put together a run of form that has seen them win eight of the games that he’s been involved in. 
 
 
 

Hat-Trick Hero! – South Africa’s Two-Year Wait Comes To An End…

Benni Sees Power Shift As Liverpool, Man Utd & Co. Progress

Why Chiefs Won't Be Seeing ‘The Smiling Assassin' Again

1 comments

Top 5

In Numbers: Dolly’s Chiefs Masterclass

83 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Patient Kwanda Comments On 'Tough' Bucs Debut

7 Oct 18, 2021 12:41 PM in Orlando Pirates

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Rulani Slams Bafana: There’s No Data!

96 Oct 18, 2021 02:25 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Royal AM’s MaMkize Stuns With R2.2 Million Exotic BMW Flex

6 Oct 21, 2021 02:00 PM in Show Me The Money

The 10 Biggest Stadiums In Africa

12 Oct 18, 2021 12:25 PM in African Football

Official: Mourinho Makes Final Decision On Newcastle Job!

2 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Report: Messi Wants PSG Teammate Gone

12 Oct 22, 2021 08:27 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

New: The 10 Highest-Ranked African Nations In FIFA Rankings

Oct 21, 2021 10:53 AM in African Football

The Cost Of Not Hosting 'The Big Three'

31 Oct 18, 2021 04:12 PM in PSL

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Dolly’s Chiefs Transformation Explained

16 Oct 18, 2021 10:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pitso Breaks Silence Following R54m Contract Agreement

23 Oct 18, 2021 04:04 PM in Players Abroad