Benni McCarthy is hoping star Free State Stars winger Sinethemba Jantjie moves to Bidvest Wits earlier than anticipated and will not play on Wednesday when Cape Town City host the Nedbank Cup holders in a catch-up league game at Cape Town Stadium. McCarthy has labelled Jantjie “a Ferrari” and says he is afraid of the damage the winger could do, especially given the crisis they could face at leftback. But Jantjie has already signed a pre-contract to move to Wits at the end of the season, and talks are ongoing about him moving to Johannesburg early. “Go on‚ Hunty‚ take him man!” McCarthy joked this week to Wits coach Gavin Hunt. “Stars will try to stop us from coming through the middle and they will look to use their speedsters like Jantjie to catch us on the counterattack.” As Ebrahim Seedat has been suspended for the game‚ Edmilson Dove will have to move to leftback. He missed Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Baroka FC through injury and faces a late fitness test. If the Mozambican internat...

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