Absa Premiership

Benni admits that Kaizer Chiefs are his bogey team

2019-01-28 14:57
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Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has admitted that Kaizer Chiefs are a team he is wary of following three losses in a row against the Glamour Boys.

City have lost 4-1, 1-0 and 2-0 to Amakhosi while McCarthy has been at the helm with two of those matches coming at home at the Cape Town Stadium.

With the Citizens set to take on Chiefs on Wednesday at FNB Stadium in an Absa Premiership clash, Bafana Bafana's all-time leading scorer is hoping to end this unwanted record.

He told Soccer Laduma website: "Chiefs is another story, it is a team that I haven't beaten as a coach yet, three attempts and three losses, it's not going to be easy, but as confident as I am in my team, I'm sure since the arrival of (Ernst) Middendorp they have become more organized.

"They are more solid and disciplined, they are a decent unit, so it is not going to be an easy game but for me my main priority now is getting my players recovered and see where the niggles are, and I am delighted to have Surprise (Ralani) back from a long lay down.

"Kermit (Erasmus) is back as well, Dove has come back and then I have (Ebrahim) Seedat coming back from suspension. We are missing (Taariq) Fielies, but it's okay, we manage."

City advanced to the Nedbank Cup last-16 on Saturday with a 2-0 win over struggling SuperSport United.

Wednesday's PSL action against Amakhosi is set to get underway from 19:30 in Johannesburg.

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