Tro­phy pa­raded through city

Cape Times - - NEWS - ROD­NEY REINERS

MTN8 CHAM­PI­ONS Cape Town City re­ceived a rous­ing wel­come by Capeto­ni­ans when Benni Mc­Carthy’s side took the tro­phy on a pa­rade yes­ter­day.

Hav­ing won the MTN8 com­pe­ti­tion by de­feat­ing Su­per­Sport United in the fi­nal at the Moses Mab­hida Sta­dium in Dur­ban, the squad showed off the tro­phy aboard an open-top bus through the streets of Cape Town. The drive took in the CBD, where they were wel­comed by mayor Pa­tri­cia De Lille. Then it was on to Langa, Athlone, Gugulethu, Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain and Khayelit­sha.

Boss John Comi­tis said: “This was an op­por­tu­nity for us to con­nect with the fans, the com­mu­ni­ties and Cape Town as a whole. We’ve had great sup­port… and there can be no bet­ter way to say thank you than to show off the tro­phy… It’s our small way of ac­knowl­edg­ing how grate­ful we are for the way in which Cape com­mu­ni­ties have ral­lied be­hind the team.”

Coach Benni Mc­Carthy handed a club jer­sey and the tro­phy to De Lille, who said: “I am proud of our MTN8 cham­pi­ons and our own Cape Town City for bring­ing glory to the City. This is a young club and they’ve achieved a lot over the last two years. I im­plore Capeto­ni­ans to get be­hind the team.”

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