Absa Premiership

Benni responds to Ertugral's 'baby' comment

2018-01-22 13:36
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Benni McCarthy responded on Twitter to the comments of Ajax Cape Town mentor Muhsin Ertugral describing the Cape Town City coach as a "baby".

READ: Benni still a baby, says Ertugral

Ertugral suffered a third defeat in four games since returning to Ikamva last month, as their local rivals ran out convincing 1-0 victors at the Cape Town Stadium to do the double over the Urban Warriors this season.

The derby only really came to life in the second-half, despite the Citizens having dominated proceedings in the opening 45 minutes.

Craig Martin had been denied by the woodwork early on in the game, but he went on to break the deadlock in the 52nd minute to secure all three points.

Gerald Takwara was dismissed for Ajax just before half-time, and McCarthy was also sent to the stands in the closing stages following a confrontation with Ertugral.

An error from the fourth official sparked the incident, after he allowed substitute Kwanda Mngonyama to enter the fray before Martin had left the pitch.

Ertugral wanted Mngonyama to be booked and McCarthy took exception to the Turk's demand, with the former Bafana Bafana international needing to be restrained after breaching his opposite number's technical area.

"He needs to learn‚ he is still a baby... next time I will bring lollipops so he can play with it," Erugral said during his post-match press conference.

McCarthy, who did not face the media after the match, replied to Erugral's comment on Twitter.

"Yeah, I’m still a baby when it comes to coaching but a very difficult baby to beat it seems. So, I must just shut up when my team or players are getting bullied on the field of play? Don’t know what SICK world all you lot think I’m living in if I’m going to sit still and be screwed over," he tweeted in response to a comment.

PICTURES: Benni throws tantrum, sent to stands


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