Absa Premiership

Benni angry despite back-to-back City wins

2018-11-12 06:53
Benni McCarthy
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Johannesburg - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy was angry on Sunday despite his team achieving back-to-back South African Premiership victories for the first time this season with a 3-1 win over Black Leopards.

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"We were naive, sloppy, fancy and disrespected our rivals at times. Spectators are crying for goals and we should have scored more today," lamented the coach who turns 41 on Monday.

After winning their season-opener in August, McCarthy, a 2004 UEFA Champions League winner with Porto, saw his side go seven league matches without a victory.

Cape Town defeated AmaZulu 3-0 to end the woeful run and clinched victory over Leopards through an 85th-minute Siphelele Mthembu header.

Ayanda Patosi and Allan Kateregga netted for Cape Town in the opening half either side of a goal from Zambian Musonda Mwape for Leopards.

While City climbed three places to eighth - 10 points behind leaders Orlando Pirates with three games in hand - Leopards remained third from bottom with only two wins from 11 outings.

Polokwane City stayed seventh after riding their luck to force a 0-0 away draw against bottom club AmaZulu in Durban.

AmaZulu, who had six points deducted by FIFA for not honouring the contract of a former player, attacked relentlessly and were denied once by the woodwork.

A Polokwane team coached by Slovak Jozef Vukusic had a chance to snatch all three points in stoppage time only to blaze a free-kick just outside the penalty area over the bar.

The Absa Premiership is the richest national league in Africa with a R10 million rand prize for the champions.

 

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Cape Town City v Chippa United, Athlone Stadium 19:30
Cape Town City v Chippa United, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Baroka FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Highlands Park, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
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Wits v Golden Arrows, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Wits v Golden Arrows, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United, FNB Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v Black Leopards, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Bloemfontein Celtic, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Bloemfontein Celtic, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Friday, 14 December 2018
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
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