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Benni Hoping To Build On Baroka Win

Benni McCarthy is expecting a tough game against Stellenbosch on Friday, but is hoping his AmaZulu team can build on the win from their last game.

AmaZulu beat Baroka 2-0 last weekend, while Stellenbosch held Kaizer Chiefs to a goalless draw.

McCarthy says Steve Barker’s team were impressive in that match, and have shown that they are a dangerous outfit.

“Very tough game, if you watch the game they played against Chiefs, they were phenomenal,” McCarthy said ahead of Friday’s game.

“They were really good, and they pressed well, they’ve got a lot of speed and they are a very tough opponent.”

“But I think we’ve also established ourselves, we’ve had a lot of games in such a short space of time and the players got to know each other better and what we’re trying to do.

“Obviously I think if we can be clinical in front of goal, that’s our biggest threat, we play good football and we don’t seem to struggle against most teams we play, but scoring goals has become a little bit of an issue.”

“Not putting games to bed and we always give three points away, and pick up one point. So hopefully with the Baroka win, it will give us just that little bit of motivation, that extra dimension, that we were looking for to just go forward.”

Rob Delport
Rob Delport
Rob Delport is a walking football encyclopedia, having been a mainstay in the Cape Town football scene for years. Rob has previously worked for SABC and various websites and publications across Africa, as well as being the South African Head Researcher for Football Manager and doing a similar role occasionally for EA Sports FIFA. Highly respected, Rob is now a senior iDiski Times website and newspaper writer, and is also responsible for the newspaper's editorial.