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Phakaaathi Reporter
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10 Jan 2019
9:38 am

Teko and Mkhize still part of Benni’s plans

Phakaaathi Reporter

The City coach has said he still regarded the duo as integral members of his squad.

Teko Modise of Cape Town City (Chris Ricco/BackpagePix)

Veteran midfielder Teko Modise and seasoned defender Thamsanqa Mkhize are nearing towards the end of their contracts at Cape Town City as they’ve entered the last six months of their deals.

City coach Benni McCarthy has said he still regarded the duo as integral members of his squad, as Modise’s vast experienced came in handy, while Mkhize was the club captain.

“These are still two very important players for the team. Teko with his experience, I think him and his agent needs to sit with the chairman,” said McCarthy.

Speculation about Mkhize’s future was in the air when McCarthy left the Bafana Bafana international team on the bench when his side defeated SuperSport United 1-0 last week Saturday.

However, McCarthy said Mkhize’s exclusion was not because of his contractual affairs.

“My captain had flu for the last two days (before the SuperSport game). He was feeling better but not better enough for him to start and I did not want to risk so I rather had him on the bench. Thami was not feeling well, it is not because he is coming towards the end of his contract,” said the legendary Bafana striker.

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