Absa Premiership

McCarthy wants Mthembu to improve

2019-01-21 07:50
Siphelele Mthembu (Gallo)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy heaped some praise on striker Siphelele Mthembu but also urged him to be more aggressive on the pitch.

Mthembu netted his seventh goal of the season during City 5-0 thrashing of Free State Stars on Wednesday, making him joint top scorer of the Premier Soccer League.

McCarthy was a happy man, but he still wants to eke more out of his charges.

"He's got the ability, but I still want him to have the aggression,” the former Bafana Bafana star told KickOff website.

"Yes, he’s ‘Shaka Zulu’, but on the pitch, people must be bloody scared to play against you. When you look at the history, the British, when you hear Shaka Zulu, you fear, so that’s what I want it to be like on the pitch.

"He’s got the look of a gentle giant - yes, at home you can be a gentle giant, but on the pitch, he must be an animal, Shaka Zulu who doesn’t take any prisoners. When in control of the ball, I want him to have more aggression, and not give it away.”

City are currently fourth on the PSL log and travel to Kaizer Chiefs next Saturday.

Read more on:    cape town city  |  psl  |  benni mccarthy  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates, Mbombela Stadium 19:30
Friday, 22 February 2019
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

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

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

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.