JOHANNESBURG – Benni McCarthy was spitting fire after Cape Town City’s last match which saw the club go four games without a goal, while Orlando Pirates were shown flames by Bidvest Wits in Durban last week.
Put this together and City’s visit to Orlando Stadium to take on the Buccaneers today should be a fiery contest with both coaches feeling the heat in their respective clubs.
For both teams this was meant to be a season of delivery. Having gone toe-to-toe with the heavyweights and knocking out a few - like Pirates, who they derailed in the league race last season - City were expected to challenge for the Premiership title this season. But they slumped to mediocrity instead of rising up to the challenge.
“We don’t look like a team that’s even going to contest for second, third or fourth place at this moment in time,” McCarthy said after the draw with Golden Arrows last week.
“Something’s missing there and I am yet to put my finger on it. We are throwing points away like it’s no tomorrow. We are not ruthless. We are not there yet.”