Cape Town Council React To Benni McCarthy’s Open Letter! A day ago McCarthy wrote an open letter to the City of Cape Town complaining about how they put Rugby on top of football.
This came after City was forced to play their home Absa Premiership game against Maritzburg United in Durban on Tuesday due to the unavailability of Cape Town Stadium. In response, the City of Cape Town City has denied prioritizing rugby and cricket over soccer.
“We have an open-door policy with Cape Town City and Ajax Cape Town and the three National First Division clubs. We are there to give them compliant stadia. City has two‚ as per the PSL rules,” said Stuart Diamond‚ Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for assets and facilities management.
“I especially want to raise Alderman JP Smith who deals a lot with the amateur clubs. We have spent a lot of time sitting with our roleplayers and stakeholders‚ such as Safa-Cape Town‚ on how we grow the sport and get better facilities for them. And we’re putting better plans in action.
“I think that’s what shocked me the most about Benni’s letter. [City owner] John Comitis has my phone number. And they’ve always phoned.”