Benni McCarthy laments Rusike injury

CAPE TOWN. — Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy is sweating over the fitness of new striker Matthew Rusike. The January signing injured his hamstring midway through the first half of a 2-1 loss to Bidvest Wits at Athlone Stadium on Saturday evening. City have struggled for goals this campaign, with the out-of-favour Ayanda Patosi and rising talent Craig Martin their top scorers with a modest three goals apiece. McCarthy’s other options up front include Surprise Ralani, Nana Akosah-Bempah and Judas Moseamedi, while Masoud Juma is still making his way…

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McCarthy heaps praise on Matthew Rusike

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Zimbabwe international forward Matthew Rusike needed just two minutes to reintroduce himself to the South African Premiership as he scored a beautiful header to help Cape Town City beat Bidvest City in a Nedbank Cup first round match on Wednesday night. Matthew Rusike The forward was thrown straight into the starting XI by Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy and responded to that with a beauty of a header for the only goal of the match. McCarthy was pleased with the way his side grinded out the victory over Bidvest…

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