Benni’s tough les­son

CityPress - - Sport - TI­MOTHY MOLOBI ti­mothy.molobi@city­press.co.za

From one Soweto gi­ant to an­other – Cape Town City will look to avenge their first loss of the sea­son to a Sowe­tan club when they play against an­other Soweto side on Tues­day.

City travel to Or­lando Pi­rates af­ter their maiden league de­feat to Kaizer Chiefs, hop­ing to bounce back im­me­di­ately.

But coach Benni McCarthy must re­gret mess­ing with the win­ning team af­ter he changed his side that even­tu­ally went down to Amakhosi on Wed­nes­day.

McCarthy showed his lack of coach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence when he made six changes to the team that had knocked Bid­vest Wits out of the

MTN8 at the week­end – and he paid dearly with three points.

But he will learn from these kinds of de­ci­sions be­cause they of­ten back­fire

– as they did when they lost 2-0 to Chiefs.McCarthy will face the side he last played for be­fore hang­ing up his boots in 2013.

He was over­looked for the Bucs’ coach­ing po­si­tion when it was va­cant, so he will have a few things to prove.

He has al­ready won the hearts of many sup­port­ers af­ter lead­ing City to the fi­nal of the MTN8, where he will face Eric Tin­kler’s Su­per­Sport United.

He was guilty of mak­ing whole­sale changes to his side when they went down to Chiefs this

PHOTO: GRANT PITCHER / GALLO IM­AGES

WRONG CALLS Cape Town City’s Benni McCarthy will be look­ing to bounce back against his for­mer club, Or­lando Pi­rates

PHOTO: TREVOR KUNENE

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