Absa Premiership

Benni unconcerned with Chiefs, focus 'more on us'

2017-09-12 14:54
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City FC head coach Benni McCarthy is not concerned by Kaizer Chiefs ahead of the teams' Absa Premiership encounter on Wednesday.

READ: City and Cape Town Stadium come to agreement

The Steve Komphela-coached Chiefs side have only played three competitive games compared to City’s five this season after being knocked out in the quarter-finals of the MTN8 against SuperSport United.

Meanwhile, the Citizens have overcome league and MTN8 champions Bidvest Wits on three occasions in the opening weeks of the season (twice in the MTN8 and once in the league) which has seen them secure a place in the cup final against Matsatsantsa.

After a two-week international break, the Absa Premiership returns to action with Amakhosi visiting Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.

In a press conference held in Cape Town, McCarthy said they will need to adjust the way they play against the Glamour Boys.   

“They know (PSL clubs); we focus more on us,” said the 39-year-old.

“We strip teams down and look at their strengths, their weaknesses... obviously they’ve only played two (league) games this season, so there is not a lot that we can analyse about them.

“But yeah, they are Kaizer Chiefs and everybody knows they play fantastic football.

“They (Chiefs) are comfortable on the ball and we are going to have to change the way we played against Wits.

“Chiefs are not a direct football league team, they like to knock the ball around so we’re going to set up to compete against that, but then also use our strengths.

“Over these couple of games (we found that) we have a knack for set pieces, so we need to concentrate a lot on working and scoring goals from our set pieces because you do get a lot of set pieces in games.”

Kick-off is at 19:30.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Baroka FC v Free State Stars, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Tuesday, 02 October 2018
Cape Town City v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Maritzburg United, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Kaizer Chiefs, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 03 October 2018
Bloemfontein Celtic v Mamelodi Sundowns, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Free State Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Black Leopards v Baroka FC, Thohoyandou Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.