Cape Town City have parted ways with coach Benni McCarthy, effective immediately.

The Citizens announced the decision after midnight, ending a three-year stint with the Bafana Bafana leading scorer. The termination comes after a string of poor results by the Cape Town side.

In the last 18 games, the Bafana legend has recorded two victories, which prompted the club to use the dreaded axe.

In a string of tweets, John Comitis’ side announced the end of Benni’s tenure at the club.

“Cape Town City Football Club has terminated the employment of coach Benni McCarthy, with immediate effect following a run of performance that saw the club win 2 in the last 18 games,” announced the side.

The club thanked the former FC Porto, Ajax Amsterdam and Orlando Pirates striker for his services, and wished him well for his future.

“The club thanks Benni for his service over the last three seasons and wishes him well in his next endeavour. He now becomes an integral part of the club’s history and are proud of the successes we shared together,” continued the club.

Assistant coach, Vasili Manousakis has been appointed an interim coach until a permanent coach has been found.

“The club has appointed assistant coach Vasili Manousakis as caretaker coach, as the club prepares to announce the next chapter and new Head Coach,” said the club.

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