Benny McCarthy took to facebook to express his discontent at Democratic Alliance lead City of Cape Town as Cape Town City were been forced to play their upcoming home match versus Maritzburg United away from home, in Durban.
“From a footballing perspective, a win will take this City top of the log in the nation’s most prestigious competition. And to play that crucial game in the oppositions Province (where KZN were easily able and willing to accommodate us) is quite frankly hurtful and embarrassing. The Cape Town Stadium is unavailable due to the setting up of Rugby 7s, but we have become accustomed to being removed from Cape Town Stadium for events far less significant. It blows my mind how a stadium that only exists because of the Soccer World Cup, cannot be reserved for 15 out of 365 days for the City’s premium soccer team.” said Benny adding “With all that has been said and promised, the old reality has returned. Football in Cape Town has been forced into exile.”
Cape Town City Football Club have been one of the surprise packages in the PSL this season and are two points of the top of the table with a game in hand.
In a turn of events the PSL released a statement on the recent venue changes for Cape Town based teams where in the venue crisis is attributed mainly to the drought and resultant pitch decay rather than a failure by the City to accommodate it’s football teams.
Read the full statement below: