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Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy refuses to blame loss on six changes

Posted: 13 September 2017 Time: 23:40

Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has refused to pin the loss to Kaizer Chiefs on the six changes he made for the encounter.

City were involved in MTN8 action against Bidvest Wits over the weekend, which resulted in McCarthy making a number of adjustments for the league tie, most notably bringing in the comparatively inexperienced Sage Stephens for Shu-Aib Walters in goal.

However, McCarthy gave credit to Amakhosi for the result.

"Nah, nah they didn't let me down. Chiefs were brilliant. Everything they did was going their way. They have a lot of experience, they came also with youth. They looked way more fresher than us," McCarthy told SuperSport TV.

"They were up for it and we were second best. When you don't take your chances its going to be difficult because Chiefs is the kind of team that you give them an opportunity they're going to take it.

"Today they got two, for us it's just one loss. Very proud of the boys. They showed they can adapt to any kind of football. We didn't sit back and let Chiefs dominate, we also took the game to them."

Teko Modise limped off in the first half with a calf problem and McCarthy believes this disrupted their rhythm.

"With Teko when you get to a certain age the body doesn't respond like the young boys we have in the team. When we had to change so early it disrupted the rhythm a little bit. That set us a little bit on a back foot," he added.

"People underestimate Chiefs, they're still the biggest team in the country."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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