Benni McCarthy (head coach) of Cape Town City
Sunday Dec 31, 2017. 11:00
Ahead of their debut appearance in the CAF Confederation Cup, Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy wants to beef up his squad.
The Citizens manager wants an experienced squad to participate at the upcoming continental club tournament set to start in February 2018.
City finished at number three in the South African Absa Premiership last season and will now represent the country on the continent.
They will meet Swaziland’s Young Buffaloes in their first round qualifier and McCarthy will hope to bring experienced players into the team in the upcoming January transfer window.
“I’ve not really sat down and looked at which players can come in and add value to the team, but I think now it’s a good time to have a closer look and identify the guys who I think can add to this team and help make us stronger in our pursuit for a top eight finish,” he is quoted by Kick-Off.
“But I haven’t pinpointed to the chairman exactly which players I want because I was figuring out how to win games.”
“A couple more quality players wouldn’t be bad; if we can get some good experienced players who have played for teams that have already played in Africa, that could help,” he said.
“We do have a lot of young boys out there..and then you get the shock of your life and get knocked out in the first round – we don’t want that.
"So it would be good to add some quality that knows what they’ll be up against when they go to Africa.”
Despite parting ways with Aubrey Ngoma who joined Mamelodi Sundowns, City have already signed defender Kwanda Mngonyama from the Brazilians.