Robyn Johannes says Benni McCarthy is a winner

Robyn Johannes says Benni McCarthy is a winner
Mondli Dlamini of Maritzburg United challenged by Robyn Johannes of Cape Town City during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Maritzburg United and Cape Town City at the Harry Gwala Stadium, South Africa on 01 May 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Aug 08, 2017. 11:30

Cape Town City defender Robyn Johannes says they will continue to win trophies under their new coach Benedict McCarthy.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates centre back says he knows the former Bafana Bafana striker is a winner.

City are set to welcome Bernard Molekwa's Polokwane City for their MTN8 Cup quarter-final clash on Saturday at Cape Town Stadium this weekend.

The Telkom Knockout Cup champions have also signed the likes of Ayanda Patosi and ex-Sundowns midfielder Teko Modise, whose arrival has been hailed by Johannes.

“Many good players don’t often go on to become good coaches, but Benni is a winner,” said Johannes to IOL.

“We’ve been friends for a long while, even before he came to Pirates, I know him well, and I am confident that he will be successful as a coach.

“I played with Teko (Modise) at Pirates and he is a great signing for us. He’s a big-name player and I can assure you he is hungry, and he has a point to prove.

“He won’t just be good for us on the pitch, but off it he can also make a contribution.

"He has been around a while and has won quite a few trophies and awards - he knows what it takes to be a success."

McCarthy's men will be at home against Rise and Shine at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, 12 August at 15:00 (CAT).

Furthermore, they open their 2017/18 Absa Premiership account against reigning champions, Bidvest Wits on August 18 at Bidvest Stadium.

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