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Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy laments finishing in defeat to Baroka

Posted: 28 February 2018 Time: 14:45

Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy is banking on new signings Matthew Rusike and Masoud Juma to ease the club's scoring woes when they return from injury.

Rusike recently joined Juma, who is yet to make his debut for the coastal outfit, on the sidelines after hurting his hamstring in a 2-1 reverse to Bidvest Wits at Athlone Stadium on Saturday evening.

City subsequently suffered a fourth straight defeat in the league with a 2-0 loss at Baroka on Tuesday.

McCarthy had few complaints with his men's efforts in Limpopo, save for the finishing at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

"Every single game, what ever we do in training we execute to perfection, except the one thing missing is somebody who has that aggression and hunger to get on the end of everything we create," said Bafana Bafana's record scorer with 31 strikes.

"We simply don't have one of those, a player who is hungry to score goals. The one that we had got injured... Rusike. And obviously Juma is also still injured.

"So hopefully when these guys come back from injury we will have a better frontline, two goal scorers. Other than that I am very satisfied, I am very happy with the effort and performance put it."

Lehlohonolo Majoro, Craig Martin and out-of-favour winger Ayanda Patosi are McCarthy's top scorers this season with three goals apiece.

City, who have slipped to seventh on the Absa Premiership table, next host Chippa United at Cape Town Stadium on Friday (20h00).

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