Related News

Related Club News

Cape Town City coach Benni MCarthy taking notes from Steve Komphela

Posted: 15 September 2017 Time: 11:33

Forget the quirky English, Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela is an intelligent tactician with rich experience.

This is according to Cape Town City counterpart Benni McCarthy, whose five-game winning streak was snapped with a 2-0 defeat to Chiefs on Wednesday.

McCarthy, who is in his first head coaching job with City, expressed his respect for the fellow ex-Bafana Bafana star after the game at Cape Town Stadium.

"Me and Steve go way back to when I was young in Amsterdam and Steve was in Turkey, so there was always that respect," said the former Ajax Amsterdam striker.

"Steve always gave me advice as a player. I am a big supporter of Steve because of his experience. He was one of the most intelligent footballers that we had in this country back in the day and now as a coach.

"Even though the media like to slam him and the fans, saying you need a dictionary for his English, Steve is a smart guy. He has always given me fantastic advice. So we just exchanged a few words [at the final whistle] on his situation and him being happy for me and how things are going and, just that sort of thing... just management advice really. Like I said, I'm a freshman and he's a senior pro."

Article by: Stephen Kihn
Terms of use:

The comments posted do not reflect the views of Users are reminded that no misuse of this comment facility will be tolerated. Any abusive, racist, inflammatory, defamatory, discriminatory comments or hate speech will be deleted and the user banned.

If legally obliged we will hand over your information under the Protection of Information Act.

Please report abusive posts to