Absa Premiership

Benni relishing off-season break to 'recharge batteries'

2018-05-16 10:12
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy says he is looking forward to taking a rest from football after a demanding first season in charge with the Citizens. 

McCarthy guided City to a fifth-placed finish as well as a place in the MTN8 final, where they were unfortunate to lose to SuperSport United on penalties. 

Nonetheless, with the campaign now concluded, the former Bafana Bafana striker says he needs a total break from the game to restore his energy levels. 

He told reporters: "I just need time away from my players, time away from the boardroom fighting with the chairman [John Comitis], time away from football in general. 

"I want to go home and be with my kids. Go on holiday, sip cocktails on the beach and come back pitch black and start again. But for now I need to recharge the batteries. 

"I just [want] to disconnect completely, go back to Scotland and be with my family and enjoy." 

The outfit from the Mother City will officially resume their top flight program for 2018/19 when they take on fellow high-flyers Maritzburg United in August in the MTN8. City will travel to Pietermaritzburg for that encounter at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

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Fixtures
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v Highlands Park, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Friday, 25 October 2019
Cape Town City v Maritzburg United, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
SuperSport United v Black Leopards, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 26 October 2019
Stellenbosch v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Polokwane City, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
Highlands Park v Chippa United, Makhulong Stadium 20:15
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