Cape Town City chairman John Comitis, coach Benni McCarthy and captain Robyn Johannes at the press conference on Monday. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Newly-appointed Cape Town City captain Robyn Johannes is honoured to have been chosen to lead such a fine squad of players.

While he has been wearing the armband in a temporary capacity for the last two games, his first task as the official skipper is tough one – City host Kaizer Chiefs at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night (7.30pm).

Johannes is not too concerned, though. For him, it still remains all about the team.

“There are so many captains in this squad,” Johannes said at a press conference on Monday.

“I’m sure there are quite a few in the team who could do the job, so to be picked means a lot to me.

“The most important thing is for us to just make sure that we continue to perform well week in and week out, and to make sure that this team remains at the top, where it belongs.”

City head coach Benni McCarthy outlined his reasoning behind selecting Johannes as his man to lead the team.

“For me, it was a very easy decision,” said McCarthy. “I’ve known Robyn for a long time, and we share a similar view about football.

“He believes in leaving everything on the pitch, he takes responsibility and he shows that determination on the field.

“When you pick a captain, you select someone who can take players into battle. Robyn has such fight and drive, and he has the respect of the dressing-room.”

 

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