Cape Town - Pitso Mosimane has expressed his sadness that Benni McCarthy
has lost his job as head coach of Cape Town City.
McCarthy was given the boot on Monday with the Citizens
having made a poor start to the season with only one victory in nine league
Mosimane reveals that he admired McCarthy's team played
during his two-and-half-years in charge of the Cape club.
"I am very, very saddened by the Benni McCarthy
sacking. I was his biggest fan, admiring how he taught his team
to play the right way of playing football. His team could build-up play from the back like what
big teams do in Europe (Man City, Bayern, Liverpool etc)," Mosimane said on his Twitter account.
The Mamelodi Sundowns mentor went on to say that he hoped
McCarthy is not lost to South African football.
"A typical example of his work was
the goal that Cape Town City scored against Kaizer Chiefs. A coaching clip for coaches and those who believe in
good football. A big loss to SA football and I hope he remains in the
PSL to transfer his philosophy to another team," Mosimane continued.
The former Bafana Bafana coach believes that players around the country and Africa went on to play for City because of McCarthy's status in world football.
"Some players went to play for Cape Town City just to play
for him. A very good coach and I salute you Benni. You can walk away with
pride especially after delivering a trophy in just a year an half," he said.
Meanwhile, according to reports, Muhsin Ertugral is expected
to have a strong chance of becoming the new City coach whereas McCarthy is
touted to head north to Johannesburg for talks with Orlando Pirates.
- TeamTalk Media