CAPE TOWN – City will be chasing a fifth straight victory over SuperSport United when the two teams meet in an Absa Premiership clash at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit tomorrow (3pm kick-off - live on SuperSport).
City did the league double over Matsatsantsa last season, beat them in the MTN8 final, and knocked them out of the Nedbank Cup.
As for current league form, City saw their three-game unbeaten run (one win, two draws) end last time out in a 2-1 home defeat to unbeaten log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, the result dropping Benni McCarthy’s boys from sixth to eighth on the table on five points.
United, after starting their campaign with a 2-0 away loss to champions Mamelodi Sundowns, won two of their next three starts which included a 3-0 win over visiting Orlando Pirates. They are fourth on the log on seven points, three adrift of Chiefs.
The two-week Fifa international window came at the right time for McCarthy. A day after watching his side throw away points against Chiefs, he flew to Scotland to be with his family, but before he left he said he would return to his old way in dealing with his players, and that he did on Monday. He let them have it in no uncertain terms.