Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
6 Mar 2018
3:57 pm

Benni off to Manchester for coaching lessons

Phakaaathi Reporter

Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy will miss his side's African Confederation Cup clash with Costa do Sol this week because he going to Manchester.

Benni McCarthy (Chris Ricco/BackpagePix)

McCarthy will watch Wednesday’s Uefa Champions League clash between Manchester City and FC Basle in the second leg as part of his UEFA PRO license training.

“Our pro license group are doing a Champions League analysis and a club visit‚” McCarthy was quoted as saying by The Sowetan.

“We have to watch and analyse Man City’s Champions League game on Wednesday.

“Everyone on the course will be there and are put into groups and some ‘manage’ Man City and the others ‘Basle’ and you have to put yourself in the shoes of the coaches out in the dugout.

“The next day we do the club visit to look at the set up at their training facilities and their academy.”

“I will go again between April 30 and May 3 for a visit with all the other football associations to Fifa headquarters in Zurich.

“It’s not like (Cape Town City owner) John (Comitis) didn’t know. He persuaded me to come and coach when I told him I wanted to finish my Pro License. But he said otherwise.

“But I ain’t missing out and waiting another year to finish (my license). I’d rather get it over with.

“Plus‚ if you do the calculations‚ I can’t see us getting relegated‚ so we are pretty much (safe) and it won’t depend on me being there.