CAPE TOWN – Coach Benni McCarthy has hailed Peter Leeuwenburgh as the best goalkeeper in the PSL.
The Cape Town shot-stopper pulled off a number of crucial saves, the last a trademark effort from point-blank range that help secure City a 1-0 derby victory over promoted Stellenbosch FC at Athlone Stadium on Saturday.
Chris David netted in the seventh minute of the game played in front of 5 000 fans.
McCarthy felt his charges deserved to come away with all three points. “It was an enjoyable derby, but we made life difficult for ourselves. We definitely made Stellies think they were in the contest for all our missed chances because towards the last five minutes you are fighting for your life; you throw people forward,” McCarthy said.
“I think they caught us a little flat-footed and on the back foot. That’s why we bought Pete. We brought him in for that. You need a keeper like all the great clubs.