Absa Premiership

Johannes: We know how good Wits are

2017-09-07 10:31
Robyn Johannes (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City defender Robyn Johannes says the squad is under no illusion as to the the task at hand when facing Bidvest Wits in the second-leg of the MTN8 semi-final.

The Citizens hold a slender 1-0 lead thanks to Ayanda Patosi's solitary strike at Cape Town Stadium last month and now travel to the Bidvest Stadium for a chance to dump the Champions out of the competition, and secure a place in the final.

Johannes, who's been tipped to take over the captains armband following Lebogang Manyama's departure to Konyaspor, has been in scintillating form since joining the Blue and Gold Army and his new head coach Benni McCarthy has questioned why he's never been part of the national team set-up during his career.

"It will be another big battle," Johannes told IOL website.

"We know it will be difficult, we know how good Wits are. We take an advantage into the game, which means Wits will have to come out and attack us and that will perhaps leave them open at the back. 

"If we stick to the game plan, perform as we always do, then we can pull it off."

In reference to McCarthy's recent comments, the former Bafana Bafana striker who was once a team-mate of the 31-year-old at Orlando Pirates lauded his ball-playing ability.

"He is the most underrated defender in our league," McCarthy told KickOff website.

"I said when I joined Pirates that I couldn't understand how this player couldn't play in our team.

"Robyn is the best defender I've seen with the ball at his feet, and can even easily play holding midfielder."

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