The Citizens romped Ea Lla Koto as they claimed a 5-0 win over the Bethlehem-based outfit. One player who certainly stood out on the night was Siphelele Mthembu who netted his seventh goal of the season alongside two strikes by Roland Putsche, Gift Links and Taariq
Mthembu has been a revelation for City this season, and their head coach used the opportunity to hit back at the player's detractors.
According to McCarthy, when the former Amakhosi forward departed Stars then Belgium coach suggested that Mthembu was throwing away his career.
“Luc Eymael said Shaka’s biggest mistake was to leave Free State because he’s the best coach Shaka will ever have,” the 41-year-old former Bafana Bafana international was quoted as saying by
“Here is Shaka’s best coach (McCarthy) ever,” McCarthy glowingly stated.
“I don’t want to take the credit but I’m the first coach to make him score seven goals, more than he has ever had. I can smoke a cigar now,” McCarthy concluded.
City’s win over Stars has boosted their PSL title hopes. The Capetonians now find themselves in
McCarthy’s men have also found the right gear as they are unbeaten in their last five games in the league.