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Manyama excited to be working with Benni at Cape Town City

12:17 IST 04/07/2017
Cape Town City, Lebogang Manyama
Manyama, a firm favourite for the 2016/17 PSL Player of the Season award, is excited with his new coach

Cape Town City captain Lebogang Manyama admits he would love to score more goals during the upcoming campaign after clinching the top PSL goal-scorer award last season.

“Personally, I scored 13 and would love to score more (next season),” Manyama told The Sowetan.

The Citizens will now be coached by South Africa’s all-time leading top scorer Benni McCarthy, who replaced Eric Tinkler.

“We all know what Benni has done, he’s probably one of the best finishers in South Africa and I’m looking forward to learn from him,” he said.

“I did miss a lot of chances and could probably have doubled what I scored, so I’m looking forward to working with him,”Manyama added.

On the PSL awards, he is facing stiff competition from Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana as well as Bidvest Wits captain ThulaniHlatshwayo for the main award - Footballer of the  Season.

“I have to be content that I will take it (the top award), but at the same time I have to be humble and respect the two gentlemen that are here," he stressed.

“Like Hlompho said, it’s a proud moment to be here. We will see what happens on the night,” Manyama concluded.