Benni says he can relate to Ayanda Patosi over ongoing weight issues

Benni says he can relate to Ayanda Patosi over ongoing weight issues

- Cape Town City head coach Benni McCarthy has sympathy for his under-fire player Ayanda Patosi

- Patosi has come in for criticism about his weight in recent times, something McCarthy is very familiar with

- McCarthy said he was committed to helping Patosi and knew better than most what the player was going through

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Cape Town City head coach Benni McCarty has expressed sympathy for his under-fire player Ayanda Patosi who has come under fire for his weight in recent times. McCarthy said he could relate better than most people to the difficulties Patosi faced.

McCarthy said he was committed to assisting Patosi with dealing with the weight issue. McCarthy said it was something which took time and a lot of hard work but he had no doubt that Patosi would stay the course.

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McCarthy said he hoped to make some progress on Patosi’s fitness and conditioning during the FIFA mandated two-week break in play. McCarthy added that the rest of the side would also undergo fitness and conditioning during the break.

Briefly.co.za gathered that McCarthy himself was subjected to criticism about his weight during his playing career. He said it was tough as a player when your weight was a constant topic of conversation in the media.

McCarthy’s weight became a hot topic in the final parts of his playing career when he admittedly gained a couple of extra kilograms.

McCarthy noted that because he had gone through a similar experience as Patosi and because he had faith in his ability he would stand by the player.

Sport24.com reported that McCarthy warned that once Patosi was at his ideal weight and properly fit he would be an unstoppable force in the PSL.

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McCarthy laughed off ongoing criticism about his own weight and said now that he was no longer playing the size of his belly shouldn’t really be an issue for anyone.

TimesLive.co.za reported that McCarthy pointed out that virtually every coach in the PSL sported a belly which meant that for once in his life he actually fit in with his peers.

McCarthy said he would be making full use of the medical and fitness teams to help Patosi to fulfil his potential.

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