NEW BEGINNING: City boss Benni McCarthy

Ahead of his first game in charge as a head coach, Benni is figuring out what’s the best way to go about beating Polokwane City in their MTN8 opener at Cape Town City tomorrow (3pm).

With a number of new signings such as Teko Modise, Lyle Lakay and Ayanda Patosi and the rumoured unveiling of veteran striker Kingston Nkhatha today, Benni has the personnel to change up his playing style.

The only manne not available are long-term injury victims Aubrey Ngoma and Judas Moseamedi.

And McCarthy says: “I have my starting team in mind. I have a fit squad and just choosing the 18 for Saturday will be tough.

“I’ve had a good few weeks training the team and I have a decent relationship with the players. What I can say is that the starting team is going to be a surprise to most people.”

Benni has spoken about being able to rely on his City’s great counterattacking game and hopes to add a more possession-style game to dominate the league after finishing third last term.

The Bafana Bafana legend adds: “I’m really looking forward to Saturday. And so, too, are the players, as they are determined to prove that they aren’t one-season wonders.

“They want to replicate the success of last season, and that means I can rely on their desire and motivation to carry us against Polokwane."