Absa Premiership

Benni hails Cape Town support for Ikapa derby

2017-10-02 12:33
Cape Town Derby (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City head coach Benni McCarthy praised the City of Cape Town as well as the public for their support following the Ikapa Derby.

The Citizens cruised to a 2-0 victory against Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday afternoon - courtesy of goals from Victor Obinna and Judas Moseamedi.

The derby lured 20 000 fans to the stadium in match that did not disappoint with action on and off the field.

“I'd like to thank the people from Cape Town for coming out and making this game for what it was today, it was an unbelievable spectacle,” said McCarthy in the post-match press conference.

“I knew Cape Town always had it in them but I did not think the turnout was going to be like this... just for people supporting South African football it was a wonderful display and I think that made it possible for us to win this game nicely as well.”

The 39-year-old is set to travel to KwaZulu-Natal after the international break in hope of guiding the Mother City side to a MTN8 triumph over SuperSport United.

Moses Mabhida Stadium will once again host the cup final on Saturday, October 14.

McCarthy took a moment to thank the City of Cape Town and Cape Town Stadium management in helping the club prepare for the final.

The head coach also confirmed that the Citizens will use the facilities more often throughout the season.

“I’d like to thank Cape Town city for giving us a platform to work because you know it is always difficult to train here at the stadium,” said the former Bafana Bafana striker.

“Sometimes when the city does good for teams it goes unnoticed, or nobody raves about it but everybody is quick to point fingers that the city is not helping and the stadium is not helping.

“They (stadium management) were doing an unbelievable (job) for us ... being able to train on this pitch will help us immensely in preparing for the MTN8 which we looking to go and win.”

 

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