PSL

Benni preparing for 'emotional' encounter against Pirates

Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy is preparing for an "emotional" game against Orlando Pirates in what will be the penultimate round of fixtures in the Absa Premiership on Saturday.

The Citizens will welcome the table-topping Soweto giants to the Mother City in what could potentially be a blockbuster clash at the Athlone Stadium.

The Buccaneers are only ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns in the PSL standings on goal difference while City sit in fourth place, six points behind this weekend's opponents.

While still in with a mathematical chance of winning the title, McCarthy has already written his team's chances off but says Pirates must not expect any favours.

According to quotes published on the IOL Sport website, McCarthy said: "In football there's no favours done to anybody.

"Nobody does us a favour, so we are not there to make favours.

"It's going to be an emotional game, it's going to be a very tactical encounter because for Pirates it's been five or six years that they've found themselves in this situation.

"The last time they did I was still at the club. That was when we knew what winning was about.

"But I think they've done exceptionally well this season and you have to give credit to the club."

The match will kick off at 15:00 on Saturday.

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