Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy says some of his players must question if they are in the right profession after losing 4-2 to Maritzburg United on Tuesday.
Benni’s manne could have gone top of the PSL log had they won at Durban’s Princess Magogo Stadium, which was a “home” game for the Capetonians.
Benni, though, says his players can’t use the venue or the unnecessary travel due to no venues in the Cape to host PSL games as an excuse for their performance.
After Sibusiso Masina gave City the lead in the 17th minute, they failed to kill off the game after dominating the first half of the match.
After the break they took their foot off the pedal as Maritzburg went 3-1 up inside the opening 20 minutes of the second stanza.
City pulled a goal back late on through Lyle Lakay, but Siphesihle Ndlovu punished them with a last-minute strike.
And miffed Benni says: “I don’t want to make excuses.
“It’s not normal to get on a plane to play your home games.
“Heading into the game, a lot of players were already complaining.
“It’s unheard of. But we decided to play here, so we shouldn’t use that as an excuse. And I think some of the players need to take responsibility.
“They need to look at themselves in the mirror and ask themselves if they are good enough or if they are in the right profession.”
Asked which players he was most unhappy with, the boss says: “You would love that, eh?”