C Town City look to bounce back against Maritzburg

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Cape Town City will look to bounce back this Friday when they host Maritzburg United in a Absa Premiership game, looking for just their second win of their league campaign.

City lost on penalties to Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout this weekend.

Five draws have helped City to tenth spot, while Maritzburg are just behind them in 11th position.

However City coach Benni McCarthy is confident that if they play like they did against Chiefs they can get a result against Maritzburg.

McCarthy says there were a lot of positives to take away from the 4-2 penalty loss to Chiefs. The teams had drawn 1-1 in regulation, after Samir Nurkovic’s late goal cancelled out Kermit Erasmus’ earlier strike and McCarthy feels his team did not take their chances.

A notable absentee from the City team was captain Thami Mkhize. McCarthy says Mkhize, who is set to make his 100th appearance for the club, has only just started training again, since getting injured against AmaZulu FC before the international break.

Meanwhile City have confirmed they have extended Dutch goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh’s contract until 2023.

Having joined City at the start of last season, Leeuwenburgh feels he made the right decision in joining the club.

– Report by Rob Delport