Benni McCarthy to be offered new Cape Town City deal


Cape Town City chairman John Comitis says Benni McCarthy will still be the coach next season despite rumours linking him with SuperSport United and Bafana Bafana.

Comitis says there are plans to extend the UEFA Champions League winner's contract beyond next season as they are very satisfied with his work.

McCarthy was appointed head coach in June 2017 to replace another Bafana Bafana legend Eric Tinkler, who guided the Capetonians to a Telkom Knockout triumph and third-place finish in the Absa Premiership.

McCarthy was previously working as an assistant coach at Sint Truiden in the Belgian Pro League before his contract was terminated.

His three-year contract with City ends in June 2020, and he has already won his first major trophy as a coach by lifting the MTN8 earlier this season. His team is also still in the race for the league title.

"I have not heard absolutely anything about that," Comitis tells

"There's no discussions about it, there's no rumours, I haven't heard anything. From my side there's absolutely nothing that I have been notified of, nothing, I've been given no heads-up.

"It would be a complete surprise to me so at this stage there's nothing to discuss, he's got one more year on his contract, and we have every intention to sit with him and extend it. We will be hopefully sitting before the end of the season to extend it."

Asked if City would welcome offers from other clubs, Comitis stood firm in his belief that McCarthy would probably stay anyway.

"There's no discussion, he's got a contract... any club he would go to in South Africa according to me would just be going backwards, that's my opinion."