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Thamsanqa Mkhize would welcome captaincy at Cape Town City

Posted: 27 May 2018 Time: 08:00

Cape Town City right-back Thami Mkhize would welcome the opportunity to captain the Citizens on a full-time basis.

City coach Benni McCarthy confirmed Mkhize is a contender for the role in the new season following the departure of Robyn Johannes to Bidvest Wits. 

Mkhize skippered the coastal outfit when Johannes was unavailable in 2017/18. 

McCarthy said he will decide on his return from holiday who dons the armband in consultation with the senior members of the team. 

“I wouldn’t mind,” Mkhize tells without hesitation when asked if he wants the job.  

“The coach previously said to me if Robyn is not available I'm the one who will lead the team. He told me the responsibilities that he wants from me.  

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“He said he doesn’t expect any changes on how I play. I should keep on the way I’m playing, because he felt the way I’m playing I can lead the team in the absence of Johannes.  

“So I was doing all what the coach asked me. If I get the captain's armband it doesn’t mean that I’ll have to change the way I’m playing. I have to keep on working hard because he felt the way I was working at training and commanding the team, it was inspiring the team.”  

Mkhize made 34 appearances in all competitions this campaign, notably earning a maiden Bafana Bafana call-up for a 2018 World Cup qualifier with Burkina Faso in October last year. 

City will start 2018/19 with a MTN8 quarter-final against Mkhize's former club Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium in August. 

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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