• I want to coach in Europe before Bafana – Benni

    Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City during the 2019 Nedbank Cup Quarter Final match against Kaizer Chiefs

    Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy would like to coach Bafana Bafana in the future after gaining experience in Europe.

    McCarthy will head into the 2019-20 season for his third stint in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) with the Citizens after finishing fourth in the Absa Premiership while claiming the MTN8 title.

    However, McCarthy has set his sights on lifting the Absa Premiership title with City in the new season.

    ‘I’ve set goals for the team and myself. We [Cape Town City] are going for the PSL title,’ McCarthy told IOL.

    ‘I’ve had two seasons in which I’ve learned a lot, worked hard, and the team has been there and thereabouts.’

    The 41-year-old coach has expressed his desire to coach in Europe first so that he is ‘educated’ enough to one day coach Bafana Bafana.

    ‘I started this project at City and I want to cap it off with something special,’ he said.

    ‘After that, the plan is to educate myself even further by coaching in Europe. And then, one day, come back and take the national team [Bafana] where it’s supposed to be.’

    McCarthy has made just two signings ahead of the new campaign by acquiring the services of Abbubaker Mobara and Tashreeq Morris.

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