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WATCH: Benni confident ahead of 'exciting' MTN8 final

2017-10-12 07:04
Benni McCarthy.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy is confident in the overall and individual quality of his side leading up to what he is expecting to be an exciting MTN8 final against SuperSport United on Saturday.

Last season City won the Telkom Knockout under coach Eric Tinkler.

Just under 12 months later City find themselves up against SuperSport United once again - now coached by Tinkler - in the 2017 MTN8 final, set for the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

McCarthy has enjoyed a smooth transition since replacing Tinkler at the start of the season, with the Champions League winner seemingly well-received by the City contingent.

The Cape-based side astutely added to an already talented squad in the off-season with the likes of Ayanda Patosi and Teko Modise adding star quality and experience to the team.

"My focus is on my team," McCarthy told reporters on Wednesday.

"We're not too bothered about SuperSport, it's about how we prepare and trying to remain focused.

"We need to match them physically as well as in our application, as I'm confident that we have enough quality, possessing players that can single-handedly win games for us."

McCarthy went on to praise his side for the high intensity levels during training throughout the week, saying that it would be a tough task choosing an 18-man squad for Saturday's final.

"I've already been having headaches, as choosing 18, let alone 11 players for this final is a problem and some players will be rightfully disappointed.

"Hopefully I can make positive decisions by selecting players who are ready to fight for their team-mates and the fans, he concluded."

The action gets underway at 19:00.

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