Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy is shocked
that one his players, Taariq Fielies, is constantly overlooked for the national
The Citizens finished the Absa Premiership season in fourth
place on the table while also winning the MTN8 title with Fielies at the heart
of their defence.
McCarthy seemed baffled by Fielies' continued exclusion from
the Bafana Bafana set-up with the 26-year-old last featuring for the national side at
last year's COSAFA Cup tournament.
In quotes published on KickOff, McCarthy said: "Taariq
Fielies - how this boy doesn't get a Bafana call-up is beyond me.
"He's got the football brains; he’s calm and collected
on the ball; he's scandalous in the air; he’s aggressive, and he's a goal
"But anyway, I'm just glad I've got these kinds of
players in my team."
Fielies though will be a strong contender to be included in
Bafana Bafana squad when coach Stuart Baxter names two separate squads for the
COSAFA Cup in Durban and the Africa Cup of Nations to take place in Egypt next