Benni McCarthy axed as Cape Town City coach over poor performance

Benni McCarthy axed as Cape Town City coach over poor performance

- Cape Town City Football Club has cut ties with coach Benni McCarthy the team revealed

- In a statement issued late on Sunday night, the club says that the decision was made after a string of poor performances

- Despite parting ways the club says McCarthy will go down in the team's history and it wished him well

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Benni McCarthy has been fired as the coach of Cape Town City after a difficult two-season run.

eNCA reports that the club had announced its decision to terminate McCarthy's contract after the team only managed to win two out of 18 games.

In a statement released late on Sunday night the club thanked the sportsman for his service:

“Cape Town City Football Club has terminated the employment of coach Benni McCarthy, with immediate effect following a run of performance that saw the club win two in the last 18 games,” the Citizens said in a statement. The club thanks Benni for his service over the last three seasons and wishes him well in his next endeavour. He now becomes an integral part of the club’s history and are proud of the successes we shared together."

Assistant coach Vasili Manousakis has been appointed to take care of the team until another coach can be appointed, gathered.

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Despite the set back the club seems optimistic about its chances moving forward, commenting:

“The future represents very exciting times for Cape Town City on and off the field, as we remain dedicated to our big plans and aspirations.”

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