Takes it a win at a time

2018-08-09 06:00
Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City.

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City.

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Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City, says they are playing and winning one game at a time in their quest to win trophies this season.

The Capetonians have played two Premier Soccer League games against Supersport United and Baroka FC, respectively in the past week, but are now eyeing a win in the MTN 8 quarter-finals against Maritzburg United on Sunday.

This is his second campaign in charge of the team and he is excited about the 2018/2019 season.

Three players were introduced to the media, namely Peter Leeuwenburgh (goalkeeper), former Chiefs player Siphelele Mthembu (striker) and Thamsanqa Mkhize, the new captain and also Bafana defender or right-back.

On Saturday, Leeuwenburg kept a clean sheet and he hopes to do the same against Baroka in their next meeting.

“He is experienced and brings a calmness to the team. Mthembu brings a different dimension to the team.

“He is a striker that can hold the ball nicely and his job will be to rattle the net. Mkhize likes a challenge and I’m looking forward to his encounters against other teams on the field this season,” said McCarthy.

He also said the pre-season preparations went well and the match against Chiefs before the league started helped them against Supersport United.

“We cannot get ahead of ourselves and I asked the team to take each game as a final if we want to win silverware this year.

“Before each game I have a terrible headache in selecting the team, who to choose and who to leave out.

“I’ll be making my team choice depending on the opponents, to stay true to winning game by game,” he said.

Leeuwenburgh is not unfamiliar to Cape Town as his family has a home here.

He is excited about playing in South Africa and he hopes to help the team in the quest for trophies.

“I am here to play to win and gain more experience in a different league to the one at Ajax Amsterdam.

“Before I decided to join Cape Town City, I watched PSL games to familiarise myself with the playing style of the different teams,” Leeuwenburgh said.

Mthembu, also known as Shaka Zulu because he hails from KZN, said he wants to help the team go all the way.

“Being a striker like Benni I know I have to deliver.

“I like to work under and with him and under pressure as this is better than being in your comfort zone.

“I am dedicated to what I am doing for the team in which I play,” he chuckled.

Mkhize said he prefers to play for a team that challenges him and Cape Town City is that team.

“I believe we can challenge any team and if we keep pushing we can at least win two trophies. Being captain is also another honour and I will do my best to be worthy of the captaincy,” he said.

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City, says they are playing and winning one game at a time in their quest to win trophies this season. The Capetonians dispatched Supersport United on Saturday by 2-0 and are now waiting to continue this winning streak against Baroka FC tomorrow in Polokwane.

This is his second campaign in charge of the team and he is excited about the 2018/2019 season.

Besides playing against Baroka the Citizens are also in action on Sunday against Martizburg United in the quarter-finals of the MTN 8 in Pietermaritzburg.

Three players were introduced to the media at the open day, namely Peter Leeuwenburgh (goalkeeper), former Chiefs player Siphelele Mthembu (striker) and Thamsanqa Mkhize, the new captain and also Bafana defender or right-back.

On Saturday Leeuwenburg kept a clean sheet and he hopes to do the same against Baroka.

“He is experienced and brings a calmness to the team. Mthembu brings a different dimension to the team. He is a striker that can hold the ball nicely and his job will be to rattle the net. Mkhize likes a challenge and I’m looking forward to his encounters against other teams on the field this season,” said McCarthy.

He also said the pre-season preparations went well and the match against Chiefs before the league started gave helped them against Supersport United.

“We cannot get ahead of ourselves and I asked the team to take each game as a final if we want to win silverware this year. Before each game I have a terrible headache in selecting the team, who to choose and who to leave out. I’ll be making my team choice depending on the opponents to stay true to winning game by game,” he said.

Leeuwenburgh is not unfamiliar to Cape Town as his family has a family home here. He is excited about playing in South Africa and he hopes to help the team in the quest for trophies.

“I am here to play to win and gain more experience in a different league to the one at Ajax Amsterdam. Before I decided to join Cape Town City I watched PSL games to familiarise myself with the playing style of the different teams,” Leeuwenburgh said.

Mthembu, also known as Shaka Zulu because he hails from KZN, said he wants to help the team go all the way.

“Being a striker like Benni I know I have to deliver. I like to work under and with him and under pressure as this is better than being in your comfort zone. I am dedicated to what I am doing for the team in which I play,” he chuckled.

Mkhize said he prefers to play for a team that challenges him and Cape Town City is that team. “I believe we can challenge any team and if we keep pushing we can at least win two trophies. Being captain is also another honour and I will do my best to be worthy of the captaincy,” he said.

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City, says they are playing and winning one game at a time in their quest to win trophies this season. The Capetonians dispatched Supersport United on Saturday by 2-0 and are now waiting to continue this winning streak against Baroka FC tomorrow in Polokwane.

This is his second campaign in charge of the team and he is excited about the 2018/2019 season. Besides playing against Baroka the Citizens are also in action on Sunday against Martizburg United in the quarter-finals of the MTN 8 in Pietermaritzburg. Three players were introduced to the media at the open day, namely Peter Leeuwenburgh (goalkeeper), former Chiefs player Siphelele Mthembu (striker) and Thamsanqa Mkhize, the new captain and also Bafana defender or right-back.

On Saturday Leeuwenburg kept a clean sheet and he hopes to do the same against Baroka.

“He is experienced and brings a calmness to the team. Mthembu brings a different dimension to the team. He is a striker that can hold the ball nicely and his job will be to rattle the net. Mkhize likes a challenge and I’m looking forward to his encounters against other teams on the field this season,” said McCarthy.

He also said the pre-season preparations went well and the match against Chiefs before the league started gave helped them against Supersport United. “We cannot get ahead of ourselves and I asked the team to take each game as a final if we want to win silverware this year. Before each game I have a terrible headache in selecting the team, who to choose and who to leave out.”

Leeuwenburgh is not unfamiliar to Cape Town as his family has a family home here. He is excited about playing in South Africa and he hopes to help the team in the quest for trophies. Mthembu, also known as Shaka Zulu because he hails from KZN, said he wants to help the team go all the way. Mkhize said he prefers to play for a team that challenges him and Cape Town City is that team.

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City, says they are playing and winning one game at a time in their quest to win trophies this season. The Capetonians dispatched Supersport United on Saturday by 2-0 and are now waiting to continue this winning streak against Baroka FC tomorrow in Polokwane.

This is his second campaign in charge of the team and he is excited about the 2018/2019 season.

Besides playing against Baroka the Citizens are also in action on Sunday against Martizburg United in the quarter-finals of the MTN 8 in Pietermaritzburg.

Three players were introduced to the media at the open day, namely Peter Leeuwenburgh (goalkeeper), former Chiefs player Siphelele Mthembu (striker) and Thamsanqa Mkhize, the new captain and also Bafana defender or right-back.

On Saturday Leeuwenburg kept a clean sheet and he hopes to do the same against Baroka.

“He is experienced and brings a calmness to the team. Mthembu brings a different dimension to the team. He is a striker that can hold the ball nicely and his job will be to rattle the net. Mkhize likes a challenge and I’m looking forward to his encounters against other teams on the field this season,” said McCarthy.

He also said the pre-season preparations went well and the match against Chiefs before the league started gave helped them against Supersport United.

“We cannot get ahead of ourselves and I asked the team to take each game as a final if we want to win silverware this year. Before each game I have a terrible headache in selecting the team, who to choose and who to leave out. I’ll be making my team choice depending on the opponents to stay true to winning game by game,” he said.

Leeuwenburgh is not unfamiliar to Cape Town as his family has a family home here. He is excited about playing in South Africa and he hopes to help the team in the quest for trophies.

“I am here to play to win and gain more experience in a different league to the one at Ajax Amsterdam. Before I decided to join Cape Town City I watched PSL games to familiarise myself with the playing style of the different teams,” Leeuwenburgh said.

Mthembu, also known as Shaka Zulu because he hails from KZN, said he wants to help the team go all the way.

“Being a striker like Benni I know I have to deliver. I like to work under and with him and under pressure as this is better than being in your comfort zone. I am dedicated to what I am doing for the team in which I play,” he chuckled.

Mkhize said he prefers to play for a team that challenges him and Cape Town City is that team. “I believe we can challenge any team and if we keep pushing we can at least win two trophies,” he said.

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City, says they are playing and winning one game at a time in their quest to win trophies this season. The Capetonians dispatched Supersport United on Saturday by 2-0 and are now waiting to continue this winning streak against Baroka FC tomorrow in Polokwane.

This is his second campaign in charge of the team and he is excited about the 2018/2019 season.

Besides playing against Baroka the Citizens are also in action on Sunday against Martizburg United in the quarter-finals of the MTN 8 in Pietermaritzburg.

Three players were introduced to the media at the open day, namely Peter Leeuwenburgh (goalkeeper), former Chiefs player Siphelele Mthembu (striker) and Thamsanqa Mkhize, the new captain and also Bafana defender or right-back.

On Saturday Leeuwenburg kept a clean sheet and he hopes to do the same against Baroka. “He is experienced and brings a calmness to the team. Mthembu brings a different dimension to the team. He is a striker that can hold the ball nicely and his job will be to rattle the net. Mkhize likes a challenge and I’m looking forward to his encounters against other teams on the field this season,” said McCarthy.

He also said the pre-season preparations went well and the match against Chiefs before the league started gave helped them against Supersport United.

“We cannot get ahead of ourselves and I asked the team to take each game as a final if we want to win silverware this year. Before each game I have a terrible headache in selecting the team, who to choose and who to leave out. I’ll be making my team choice depending on the opponents to stay true to winning game by game,” he said.

Leeuwenburgh is not unfamiliar to Cape Town as his family has a family home here. He is excited about playing in South Africa and he hopes to help the team in the quest for trophies.

“I am here to play to win and gain more experience in a different league to the one at Ajax Amsterdam. Before I decided to join Cape Town City I watched PSL games to familiarise myself with the playing style of the different teams,” Leeuwenburgh said.

Mthembu, also known as Shaka Zulu because he hails from KZN, said he wants to help the team go all the way.

“Being a striker like Benni I know I have to deliver. I like to work under and with him and under pressure as this is better than being in your comfort zone. I am dedicated to what I am doing for the team in which I play,” he chuckled.

Mkhize said he prefers to play for a team that challenges him and Cape Town City is that team.

“I believe we can challenge any team and if we keep pushing we can at least win two trophies. Being captain is also another honour and I will do my best to be worthy of the captaincy,” he said.

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City, says they are playing and winning one game at a time in their quest to win trophies this season. The Capetonians dispatched Supersport United on Saturday by 2-0 and are now waiting to continue this winning streak against Baroka FC tomorrow in Polokwane.

This is his second campaign in charge of the team and he is excited about the 2018/2019 season.

Besides playing against Baroka the Citizens are also in action on Sunday against Martizburg United in the quarter-finals of the MTN 8 in Pietermaritzburg.

Three players were introduced to the media at the open day, namely Peter Leeuwenburgh (goalkeeper), former Chiefs player Siphelele Mthembu (striker) and Thamsanqa Mkhize, the new captain and also Bafana defender or right-back.

On Saturday Leeuwenburg kept a clean sheet and he hopes to do the same against Baroka.

“He is experienced and brings a calmness to the team. Mthembu brings a different dimension to the team. He is a striker that can hold the ball nicely and his job will be to rattle the net. Mkhize likes a challenge and I’m looking forward to his encounters against other teams on the field this season,” said McCarthy.

He also said the pre-season preparations went well and the match against Chiefs before the league started gave helped them against Supersport United.

“We cannot get ahead of ourselves and I asked the team to take each game as a final if we want to win silverware this year. Before each game I have a terrible headache in selecting the team, who to choose and who to leave out. I’ll be making my team choice depending on the opponents to stay true to winning game by game,” he said.

Leeuwenburgh is not unfamiliar to Cape Town as his family has a family home here. He is excited about playing in South Africa and he hopes to help the team in the quest for trophies.

“I am here to play to win and gain more experience in a different league to the one at Ajax Amsterdam. Before I decided to join Cape Town City I watched PSL games to familiarise myself with the playing style of the different teams,” Leeuwenburgh said.

Mthembu, also known as Shaka Zulu because he hails from KZN, said he wants to help the team go all the way.

“Being a striker like Benni I know I have to deliver. I like to work under and with him and under pressure as this is better than being in your comfort zone. I am dedicated to what I am doing for the team in which I play,” he chuckled.

Mkhize said he prefers to play for a team that challenges him and Cape Town City is that team. “I believe we can challenge any team and if we keep pushing we can at least win two trophies,” he said.

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City, says they are playing and winning one game at a time in their quest to win trophies this season. The Capetonians dispatched Supersport United on Saturday by 2-0 and are now waiting to continue this winning streak against Baroka FC tomorrow in Polokwane.

This is his second campaign in charge of the team and he is excited about the 2018/2019 season.

Besides playing against Baroka the Citizens are also in action on Sunday against Martizburg United in the quarter-finals of the MTN 8 in Pietermaritzburg.

Three players were introduced to the media at the open day, namely Peter Leeuwenburgh (goalkeeper), former Chiefs player Siphelele Mthembu (striker) and Thamsanqa Mkhize, the new captain and also Bafana defender or right-back.

On Saturday Leeuwenburg kept a clean sheet and he hopes to do the same against Baroka.

“He is experienced and brings a calmness to the team. Mthembu brings a different dimension to the team. He is a striker that can hold the ball nicely and his job will be to rattle the net. Mkhize likes a challenge and I’m looking forward to his encounters against other teams on the field this season,” said McCarthy.

He also said the pre-season preparations went well and the match against Chiefs before the league started gave helped them against Supersport United.

“We cannot get ahead of ourselves and I asked the team to take each game as a final if we want to win silverware this year. Before each game I have a terrible headache in selecting the team, who to choose and who to leave out. I’ll be making my team choice depending on the opponents to stay true to winning game by game,” he said.

Leeuwenburgh is not unfamiliar to Cape Town as his family has a family home here. He is excited about playing in South Africa and he hopes to help the team in the quest for trophies.

“I am here to play to win and gain more experience in a different league to the one at Ajax Amsterdam. Before I decided to join Cape Town City I watched PSL games to familiarise myself with the playing style of the different teams,” Leeuwenburgh said.

Mthembu, also known as Shaka Zulu because he hails from KZN, said he wants to help the team go all the way.

“Being a striker like Benni I know I have to deliver. I like to work under and with him and under pressure as this is better than being in your comfort zone. I am dedicated to what I am doing for the team in which I play,” he chuckled.

Mkhize said he prefers to play for a team that challenges him and Cape Town City is that team. “I believe we can challenge any team and if we keep pushing we can at least win two trophies. Being captain is also another honour and I will do my best to be worthy of the captaincy,” he said.

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City, says they are playing and winning one game at a time in their quest to win trophies this season. The Capetonians dispatched Supersport United on Saturday by 2-0 and are now waiting to continue this winning streak against Baroka FC tomorrow in Polokwane.

This is his second campaign in charge of the team and he is excited about the 2018/2019 season.

Besides playing against Baroka the Citizens are also in action on Sunday against Martizburg United in the quarter-finals of the MTN 8 in Pietermaritzburg.

Three players were introduced to the media at the open day, namely Peter Leeuwenburgh (goalkeeper), former Chiefs player Siphelele Mthembu (striker) and Thamsanqa Mkhize, the new captain and also Bafana defender or right-back.

On Saturday Leeuwenburg kept a clean sheet and he hopes to do the same against Baroka.

“He is experienced and brings a calmness to the team. Mthembu brings a different dimension to the team. He is a striker that can hold the ball nicely and his job will be to rattle the net. Mkhize likes a challenge and I’m looking forward to his encounters against other teams on the field this season,” said McCarthy.

He also said the pre-season preparations went well and the match against Chiefs before the league started gave helped them against Supersport United.

“We cannot get ahead of ourselves and I asked the team to take each game as a final if we want to win silverware this year. Before each game I have a terrible headache in selecting the team, who to choose and who to leave out. I’ll be making my team choice depending on the opponents to stay true to winning game by game,” he said.

Leeuwenburgh is not unfamiliar to Cape Town as his family has a family home here. He is excited about playing in South Africa and he hopes to help the team in the quest for trophies.

“I am here to play to win and gain more experience in a different league to the one at Ajax Amsterdam. Before I decided to join Cape Town City I watched PSL games to familiarise myself with the playing style of the different teams,” Leeuwenburgh said.

Mthembu, also known as Shaka Zulu because he hails from KZN, said he wants to help the team go all the way.

“Being a striker like Benni I know I have to deliver. I like to work under and with him and under pressure as this is better than being in your comfort zone. I am dedicated to what I am doing for the team in which I play,” he chuckled.

Mkhize said he prefers to play for a team that challenges him and Cape Town City is that team. “I believe we can challenge any team and if we keep pushing we can at least win two trophies. Being captain is also another honour and I will do my best to be worthy of the captaincy,” he said.

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City, says they are playing and winning one game at a time in their quest to win trophies this season.

The Capetonians dispatched Supersport United on Saturday by 2-0 and are now waiting to continue this winning streak against Baroka FC tomorrow in Polokwane.

This is his second campaign in charge of the team and he is excited about the 2018/2019 season.

Besides playing against Baroka the Citizens are also in action on Sunday against Martizburg United in the quarter-finals of the MTN 8 in Pietermaritzburg.

Three players were introduced to the media at the open day, namely Peter Leeuwenburgh (goalkeeper), former Chiefs player Siphelele Mthembu (striker) and Thamsanqa Mkhize, the new captain and also Bafana defender or right-back.

On Saturday Leeuwenburg kept a clean sheet and he hopes to do the same against Baroka.

He also said the pre-season preparations went well and the match against Chiefs before the league started gave helped them against Supersport United.

“We cannot get ahead of ourselves and I asked the team to take each game as a final if we want to win silverware this year. Before each game I have a terrible headache in selecting the team, who to choose and who to leave out.

“I’ll be making my team choice depending on the opponents to stay true to winning game by game,” he said.

Leeuwenburgh is not unfamiliar to Cape Town as his family has a family home here. He is excited about playing in South Africa and he hopes to help the team in the quest for trophies.

Mthembu, also known as Shaka Zulu because he hails from KZN, said he wants to help the team go all the way.

Mkhize said he prefers to play for a team that challenges him and Cape Town City is that team.

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