We’re not worried about our jobs at Cape Town City – Manousakis

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Cape Town City assistant Vasili Manousakis insists that he and head coach Benni McCarthy do not fear for their jobs despite a poor start to the 2019/20 season.

The Citizens have won just once in eight Absa Premiership matches this term and are presently 10th on the table.

Like all the other clubs in the league, City are currently on an international break with their main focus being to clear the minds and start afresh when the action resumes again in two weeks.

Manousakis insists the technical team remained focus on the task at hand, which for now was turning the fortunes of the struggling club.

Despite sitting relatively far away from the bottom of the table, City’s poor start means they are only four points above the basement side Chippa United.

The league is tight so far this year and McCarthy’s men are also only seven points off second position.

But their five draws is a major concern for Manousakis, with the club looking good in patches during the campaign thus far, only for them to struggle to get of over the line in games. The assistant coach concedes that they need to start winning.

It is not all doom and gloom, however, for the Capetonians. They did see some positives in their last game before the current international break, with one of the biggest ones being the debut of Mark Mayambela.

The former Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United forward started and scored on his debut against AmaZulu, even though City lost the game 2-1 in Durban.

Manousakis spoke about his start to life at the club, adding that they were expecting good things from the 32-year-old.

There was also another big positive in the defeat to Usuthu after versatile Austrian Roland Putsche made his first appearance of the season following a long-standing injury. In fact, his introduction in the second half was his first bit of game time since suffering a meniscus tear way back in February.

Manousakis believes his return is also another significant step in the right direction for the Mother City club. – Report by Thahir Asmal