CAPE TOWN – Fit-again centre-back Taariq Fielies could be in coach Benni McCarthy’s starting line-up to face Golden Arrows in a Premiership clash at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday (3pm kick-off).
Having recovered ahead of schedule from appendicitis, Fielies took part in training and never backed off making challenges, so McCarthy will be tempted to include the one-cap South African international after witnessing sloppy errors from mainly his central defenders who cost the Citizens potential three-pointers.
They have one win from five games which places them 10th in the standings headed by Kaizer Chiefs.
“Taariq brings that order of calmness, and the aggressiveness the team is missing he brings that back. We will see how he feels at the end of our final training session before deciding on whether to play him,” said McCarthy.
If he gets the nod, it could be at the expense of the inexperienced youngster Keanu Cupido, who did his chances no good when he kicked fresh air trying to clear a benign incoming ball that led to a goal being scored by SuperSport United in a game that ended in a 3-3 draw last weekend. There are a handful of others who haven’t covered themselves in glory.