Ayanda Patosi feeding off energy of Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy
Posted: 20 July 2017 Time: 09:47
Cape Town City attacker Ayanda Patosi believes Benni McCarthy’s “hunger for success” can rub off on the players.
The 24-year-old Patosi says he’s settled in nicely in Cape Town after a six-year spell in Belgium with Lokeren and he is looking forward to the start of the season.
Patosi looked really sharp during last week’s 1-0 pre-season friendly loss against Premiership champions Bidvest Wits in Stellenbosch.
“Working with coach Benni is a great feeling and I can’t wait for the season to start,” Patosi tells KickOff.com.
“I mean the coach achieved what every player dreams of, that’s of course a Champions League medal. He was a great player and is hungry for success.
“Hopefully this can rub off on us as players and as a team because this will bode well for the club in the future, you know. Working with a someone like coach Benni motivates me even more,” says the ASD Academy product.
Patosi, who last featured for Bafana Bafana in November 2016, says his primary focus is to work hard and fight for his position in City’s starting line-up.
“We have great players and that motivates me even further. It’s always a privilege to play for your country, but I’m not thinking much about that. I’m a 100 percent focused on City now,” says the diminutive winger.
“Playing in front of family will also motivate me. Our squad is a year more experienced. We’ll try and play an attacking and exciting brand under our coach McCarthy.”