• Chiefs best player was the ref – Benni

    Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy

    Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy says he was not impressed by the refereeing decisions during their 4-1 defeat to Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

    The Citizens suffered their first defeat in the Absa Premiership at Cape Town Stadium after a brace from Khama Billiat and goals from Siyabonga Ngezana and Philani Zulu cancelled out Matthew Rusike’s first-half equaliser.

    McCarthy admits that Taariq Fielies’ sending off was a major setback for City as they were forced to finish the final 23 minutes of the game with 10-men.

    ‘It was a massive setback for us when we were down to 10 players. But what can I say we’ve done everything we possibly could,’ McCarthy told SuperSport TV after the game.

    ‘Tactically we were organised, we were a better team. We started slowly and allowed them into the game. I think after we got the jitters out of ourselves then we started playing the football we know we can.

    ‘But when you’re playing against a Kaizer Chiefs team and their best player is the referee then you know you’ve got no chance.

    He added: ‘I know the league [PSL DC] is going to come for me but they are more than welcome. I don’t know how many times this is going to happen before we do something about it. How do you explain to the players what has gone wrong because I don’t think tactically we were that bad.

    ‘Your team gets cautioned for everything and no matter what fouls and how they [Chiefs] kick your team they only get a talking to. I’m just a bit fed up not because we got hammered 4-1 it’s bad enough but ja, I have to pick my boys up because we’ve got another tough one coming on Wednesday against Pirates,’ he concluded.

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