South-Africa

Benni going all guns blazing against SuperSport in Nedbank Cup

2019-01-22 13:07
Benni McCarthy
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy says he will choose his strongest available squad for Saturday's Nedbank Cup Round of 32 clash against SuperSport United.

City have made a late charge in the Premiership title race having collected an impressive 21 points from their last 10 matches in South Africa's top flight.

The Citizens are absolutely flying having hammered Free State Stars 5-0 in last Wednesday's league encounter at Cape Town Stadium.

McCarthy's charges are seven points behind leaders Bidvest Wits in fourth place and they have a game-in-hand.

However, Bafana Bafana's all-time leading goal-scorer insists his team will be at full strength against United.

He said: "For us there is no cup games or league games, every game is a must-win.

"We don't toy with the opposition by playing youngsters, we take every competition seriously. We are going out there to win it."

Yet, the 41-year-old did admit he may some headaches in defence with central defender Taariq Fielies suspended, while Edmilson Dove and Kouassi Kouadja are doubtful with injury. It means 21-year-old Keanu Cupido could play alongside Kwanda Mngonyama.

McCarthy concluded: "We have got the young boy Keanu, he was equally as good as Fielies, Kwanda [Mngonyama] and Dove when he was given the opportunity to play."

Saturday's action in the Mother City gets underway from 20:15 at the Cape Town Stadium.

 

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