Benni says Matty Rusike left his mark at City as Rusike heads to Stabaek in Norway

Cape Town City bid farewell to one of their players earlier this month, after it was announced that Zimbabwean forward Matthew Rusike had moved to Norwegian club Stabaek. Rusike’s stay at City was unfortunately an injury-ridden one and the 28 year old made just 17 appearances in all competitions in the 13 months he was at the club, scoring 3 times. But while his on-the-field exploits might not have set the world alight, City coach Benni McCarthy says his influence off the field could not be underestimated. McCarthy says he wishes Rusike nothing but the best, and says he has left his mark on the City family. McCarthy says he is confident that Rusike can shine in Norway, and says it was a privilege to work with him for the past year. Unfortunately with the arrival of Siphelele Mthembu and Kermit Erasmus, and with his injuries, Rusike fell down the pecking order but McCarthy says he has played his part in their successful season so far. City began the season by winning the MTN8 trophy and are currently fourth on the Absa Premiership table. They are also still alive in the Nedbank Cup and will face Kaizer Chiefs in the quarter-finals on March 31st at the Mbombela Stadium.