Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy
says he wants to beat Kaizer Chiefs in this Saturday's Mpumalanga
Cultural Experience Cup, after losing twice to Amakhosi in 2017/18.
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The event which is taking place in that province is set to be hosted
by Mpumalanga's MEC for Culture, Sport and Recreation Thandi Shongwe.
National First Division sides Mbombela United and Spears Of The
Nation will meet in the earlier kickoff which will serve as the
curtain-raiser to the Chiefs and City encounter.
Nonetheless, McCarthy, who is in his second year in charge of the
Citizens, says the club are honoured to play against the Glamour Boys
though he does want some measure of revenge.
He told Kickoff: "We are privileged to be part of this
special occasion. It's not every time a so-called 'small fish' gets to
swim with the 'big fish' in the 'big sea', so it shows that we're doing
something right down there in Cape Town.
"When the players go out they perform really well in order to receive
the accolades and recognition. So now that we are getting invited to
play against the mighty Kaizer Chiefs, and rubbing shoulders with them
(in pre-season) it shows we have come a long way.
"We want to make the most of this because you don't get to play this
kind of opposition when you're preparing for the season. So the bigger
they come the better because it also gives us an idea of how far we are
in terms of preparation, fitness levels and quality.
"We're excited to play Chiefs because last season we couldn't get
that monkey off our back when they beat us home and away. So, we feel
like we've got a bone to pick."