Benni McCarthy Rubbishes Claims That He Is Going to Coach Orlando Pirates

Benni McCarthy Rubbishes Claims That He Is Going to Coach Orlando Pirates

  • Benni McCarthy has made it clear that he's not going to be taking up the coaching job at Orlando Pirates anytime soon
  • The former striker has been linked with the job ever since he led AmaZulu to an impressive second place in the premiership
  • McCarthy says that he is still going to honour his contract at AmaZulu and will not be leaving at this stage

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After leading AmaZulu to a second-place finish in the DStv Premiership last season, it's understandable to think that many will be after Benni McCarthy's signature.

Reports have been stating that Orlando Pirates is looking to hire McCarthy but he's not received any communication from the club regarding that matter. McCarthy used to play for Pirates and has shown impressive coaching skills with AmaZulu.

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Benni McCarthy has been linked to Orlando Pirates since his success with AmaZulu. Image: @bennimccarthy17
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“I was not approached by Pirates; I haven’t had a chat with the chairman or any one of Orlando Pirates for that matter. Orlando Pirates has their own coaches and I’m sure they are very happy and content with what they have," said McCarthy to Marawa Sports Worldwide.

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McCarthy has qualified for the CAF Champions League, shutting down all his doubters in the process. He says that he still has a contract to honour with AmaZulu and that's what he'll do, according to The South African.

“I’ve got two more years on my contract. So that’s still a long time for me to go and achieve a lot of things here at AmaZulu. I’m happy and the way things look, I’m gonna finish my contract here at the club," he said.

Pitso Mosimane wishes that he could've re-signed Khama Billiat

In other soccer news, Briefly News reported that former Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has expressed that he wished he could've kept Khama Billiat after he signed for Kaizer Chiefs in 2018.

Mosimane says that he even wanted to re-sign the player but couldn't do so because of his contractual obligations.

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"When I was still at Sundowns, yes I wanted Khama, but you can’t have a player who belongs to another team and is contracted to another team," said Mosimane, according to iDiskiTimes.

Mosimane said that he really wanted Billiat back at Masandawana but realised that Billiat had moved on and was happy with Kaizer Chiefs, so he had to respect that.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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