Absa Premiership

Benni: My grandma doesn't have to come score goals

2018-03-05 15:13
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy is delighted to see his side return to winning and scoring form after they defeated Chippa United 2-0 last weekend.

The Citizens ended a run of four defeats in a row against the Chilli Boys as goals from Ayanda Patosi and Lyle Lakay ensured the three points went to the outfit from the Mother City.

The result sees City move up to sixth in the table whilst Chippa dropped to 11th and subsequently parted ways with coach Teboho Moloi. 

Nonetheless, McCarthy takes the view that the victory is much needed and added he would not need to call on his late grandmother to come and convert chances in attack.

After a recent defeat to Baroka, the 40-year-old suggested his deceased family member would be more effective at finding the back of the net.

He said: "We've played some nice football, but obviously the lack of goals has been disappointing, so now my grandma doesn't have to come from her grave and come and score goals for us. 

"For me I don't really care if it's a 1-0...as long as we do the right things, and we play according to strategy and what I want from them, and they just give me everything and enjoy themselves out there, then I’m happy." 

His side are next in action on Wednesday in the CAF Confederations Cup first round when they take on Mozambique side Costa do Sol in Maputo. The second leg is in Cape Town on 16 March.

 

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