Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy looks on. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has no plans to prioritise one competition over the other. 

The Cape side has fixtures in two different tournaments over the next few days, but all the former Bafana Bafana striker is focused on is “winning every game”.

On Wednesday night, City come up against Bidvest Wits in a last 32 Nedbank Cup tie in Johannesburg and then on Saturday afternoon, they take on Young Buffaloes in a CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round, first leg fixture in Swaziland.

“The situation is that I have to check with the chairman about the club’s ambitions in the CAF competition,” said McCarthy. “If that is preferential, then obviously you can’t play too many youngsters and new players if you want to do well.

“But, for me, as a player, and as a coach, I want to win every single game. It goes on your CV, how many games you have won as a coach. 

“If you go for an interview, and they look at your record and they see too many losses, then you may not get the job.”

The Cape side eliminated the Students from the MTN8 earlier in the season, and coach Benni McCarthy sees no reason why they cannot do so again.

“Even in the Nedbank (on Wednesday), I want to put out my strongest possible team, and beating Gavin Hunt again. 

“I want to put out a team that gives me that possibility. And then, after that, do likewise in the CAF. I don’t care about what mandates the club may have, I just want to win every single thing that I can.”

Benni McCarthy speaks at a press conference on Tuesday. AUDIO: Rodney Reiners


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