Benni McCarthy (head coach) of Cape Town City
Wednesday Jan 31, 2018. 09:00
Cape Town City striker Masoud Juma has explained that he would like to emulate the success enjoyed by his new coach, Benni McCarthy.
The 21-year-old Kenyan was signed from Nairobi-based Kariobangi Sharks in the January transfer window, effectively replacing Lehlohonolo Majoro.
He has yet to make his official debut for the Citizens, but is looking forward to showcasing his skills in South Africa’s top flight.
“It’s amazing, and an honour being here,” he is quoted by Kick-Off. “It’s a dream of every player where I come from to play in such a big league.
“I see there’s a lot of good strikers here, but I’m here to work and to score, as I do, which is my job and what I like to do.”
Juma added that he hopes to follow the example set by coach McCarthy, who enjoyed a stellar playing career which included winning a UEFA Champions League with Porto in 2004.
“I used to be his fan, and now I’m being coached by him, so it’s amazing,” Juma said of McCarthy.
“I’m really enjoying being under him, and I hope I follow in his footsteps to become a better striker in future.”
Juma could make his debut when City host Mamelodi Sundowns in a top-of-the-table league clash on Friday night.