Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has
spoken of his desire to win his first trophy as a coach ahead of
Saturday's MTN8 final with Supersport United.
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The two teams will clash in the final of the competition for the
second successive year with Matsatsantsa having won it on penalties in
However, McCarthy in his second year in charge of the Citizens, feels
his side is wiser and have gathered enough experience to get their
revenge against Kaitano Tembo's coached side.
"When I took the job, I said, I don't want be in this job for ten
years and I'm only contesting my first cup final. Fortunately it's only my
second and twice we have been in a final," McCarthy told SuperSport.
"Yes, I want to win it for the players, I think they deserve it. They
have put in all the hard work and the effort. They deserve to be in two
finals. We don't want to become that team that gets to finals, but can't
get over the line.
"The boys have been calm and we have been training on things that we
should improve and on the basis of the good second half comeback we had
against Orlando Pirates.
"We are trying to get everyone back fit and everyone on song because I
want to have the best team to select. I want to have a headache, who to
leave out and who not to leave out.
"We want to put all our efforts and energy into this because it's not
going to be easy. Supersport have found their range now and the last
game they clinched a 4-0 win. So it's not going to be an easy game for
us, but come Saturday it's going to be a completely different ball
Kick-off is at 19:00.