- Benni McCarthy boasted about new transfer Travis Graham and likened him to Teko Modise
- McCarthy revealed his plans for getting Graham up to speed
- The Cape Town City coach emphasised Modise’s importance and that they’re managing him accordingly
Benni McCarthy waxed lyrical about his latest signing, Travis Graham.
The Cape Town City coach likened him to Teko Modise and feels he is one of the most talented midfielders in the PSL.
Injuries to Roland Putsche and Thabo Nodada pushed McCarthy to look for reinforcements, which is when Graham came into the reckoning.
Graham was a free-agent but hadn’t played a competitive match in nearly 2 years following his dispute with Ajax Cape Town.
McCarthy claims he wanted to sign Graham at the start of last season but the player’s European ambitions got in the way.
Sowetan Live reported that McCarthy likened Graham to Modise in terms of talent.
McCarthy feels that Graham marries the technical ability of European players with the physicality of South Africans.
The coach said that Graham is as fit as a fiddle but not match-fit and it will take a while to get him up to speed.
McCarthy also revealed that the club is managing Modise’s workload carefully.
The 36-year-old’s ability and experience is invaluable to City.
McCarthy joked, "Teko‚ you have to manage him because at the moment he is one of the best players we have and if we lose him‚ on top of Nodada and Putsche‚ then I need to go there to Jerusalem to pray for serious help!”
Briefly.co.za understands that Graham will serve as Modise's understudy.
The club face a challenging period with a double-header against Mamelodi Sundowns and a contest against Bidvest Wits.
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