Benni reflects on his second season


Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has given a full assessment of his second season as a head coach in the PSL.

The Citizens had a successful with the former Bafana Bafana striker at the helm, as they finished third and won the MTN8 title in the first half of the season.  

This is an improvement from last season, a campaign in which they finished fifth in the league and lost the MTN8 final to SuperSport United.

City may not have had players competing for the Golden Boot award, but they finished the season as the team with the most goals (47).

“I’m just moving forward, very happy. Okay, disappointed with a few games and how we let it slip out of our grasp. But like I always say, we are a very young coaching staff. A lot of us are first timers in the PSL. We have a young, inexperienced squad as well who we are not afraid to take chances with,” McCarthy said after City’s final game of the season against Black Leopards, which they lost 1-0 in Thohoyandou.

“The fact that we finished the first season fifth and the second season fourth shows progression. I don’t have the budget the Kaizer Chiefs, the SuperSports, Pirates and Sundowns have, but I look over my shoulder and I see them behind me and I have only been in the game two seasons. It’s remarkable and it shows what can happen when people believe in you and they give you the platform to go and do what you do best.”

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