Benni McCarthy: Cape Town City will impose strengths on Kaizer Chiefs
Posted: 13 September 2017 Time: 13:20
Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy says he has devised a plan on how to counter Kaizer Chiefs this evening.
The unbeaten Cape club host the Glamour Boys in a highly-anticipated encounter at Cape Town Stadium, with McCarthy looking to continue his impressive five-match win streak.
Chiefs were last in action 21 days ago in a 2-1 loss to SuperSport United, with McCarthy admitting he hasn’t been able to analyse much of their play so far this season.
“We trimmed things down and looked at their strengths, their weaknesses, and then we go about our business and see how we will capitalise,” McCarthy said. “Obviously they’ve only played two [league] games this season, so there is not a lot that we can analyse about them.
“But yeah, they are Kaizer Chiefs and everybody knows they play fantastic football.”
Following back-to-back victories against last season’s Absa Premiership champions Bidvest Wits in the MTN8, McCarthy knows he’ll have to change tactics against Amakhosi, but admits his side’s strength at set-plays could once again prove the difference.
“Chiefs are a team that are comfortable on the ball and we are going to have to change the way we played against Wits,” he said.
“They are not a direct football league team, they like to play and knock the ball around so we’re going to set up to compete against that, but then also use our strengths and what we are good at.
“Over these couple of games, we have a knack for set-pieces, so we need to concentrate a lot on working and scoring goals from our set-pieces because you do get a lot of set-pieces in games.”
Kick-off at Cape Town Stadium is set for 19h30.