Absa Premiership

McCarthy: Mkhize a strong candidate for captain

2018-05-21 07:54
Thamsanqa Mkhize (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has dropped a major hint that Thamsanqa Mkhize could be set to replace Robyn Johannes as captain following the latter's departure to Bidvest Wits.

Skipper Johannes agreed midway through the 2017/18 season to join the Clever Boys following its completion, leaving City with a leadership void to fill.

Although he claimed not to have made a final decision, McCarthy hinted he has been strongly considering Mkhize for the job.

"Obviously, it is debatable, but Thami has been the stand-in captain and has done a great job," the City coach said, according to KickOff website.

"He’s been one of my most consistent players. Every game, he is the player that you can rely on, you can count on, and in training he gives you 150 percent effort.

"So when you have those players, it’s only natural that they become leaders. You make them lead. So for me, it was very easy in the absence of Robyn Johannes that you have Thami Mkhize there because he’s an example.

"You just have to look you say, 'If I’m like that, I play and then maybe I get to be captain', because he’s a very honest professional and he deserves the captaincy. He deserved the captaincy in the absence of Johannes.

"But ... like I said, I want to go and enjoy my holidays and when I come back I’ll have discussions with some of the senior players in the team, and that is how I think we’ll decide on who’ll be the captain."

City will be hoping to improve on their fifth-place finish in the 2017/18 Premiership.

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