Benni gets his wish, City sign defender


Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has finally got his wish with the club having confirmed a new signing to bolster their defence.

City have on Monday announced the signing of Greek defender Giannis Potouridis on a free transfer.

The 27-year-old left-footed centre-back is what McCarthy has been in search of since the departure of Robyn Johannes last season.

Following their defeat to Maritzburg United last Friday, the Citizens currently find themselves in 13th position on the Absa Premiership log, having conceded the highest number of goals (15) in the league this season.

McCarthy has bemoaned the standard of defending from his side since starting the campaign without the services of both Taariq Fielies and Kouassi Kouadja through injuries.

His initial wish was to have Johannes brought back from Bidvest Wits, though the 33-year-old has since joined Cape counterparts Stellenbosch FC.

Potouridis, however, brings with him a vast amount of experience, having represented Greece multiple times at junior internaional level and previously played in Poland and Italy too.

He arrives after being released from Greek Super League 1 outfit OFI Crete at the end of last season.