- Former Bafana star and current Cape Town City head coach Benni McCarthy has explained why he wants to hurt Kaizer Chiefs on the field
- McCarthy revealed that Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung’s comments about him upon his return to the country fuelled his desire to beat the PSL giants whenever possible
- Kaizer Chiefs will face a rampant Cape Town City in the PSL this Saturday
Former Bafana star and current Cape Town City head coach Benni McCarthy has explained why he wants to hurt Kaizer Chiefs on the field whenever possible. McCarthy said his beef with the PSL giants dates back to comments the club’s football manager Bobby Motaung made when he returned to South Africa.
When McCarthy returned to South Africa from Europe he was linked with a move Kaizer Chiefs. Those rumours were rubbished by Motaung who said McCarthy was finished, washed up and no longer a big fish.
McCarthy admits those comments hurt him deeply and says ever since he has used that hurt has fuelled a desire within him to beat Kaizer Chiefs whenever possible.
Briefly.co.za gathered that McCarthy says the comments also played an important part in his decision to abandon a move to the US and rather sign for Orlando Pirates.
Citizen.co.za reported that McCarthy said he wanted to play for Pirates and perform at his best to prove to Motaung exactly how finished and beyond his prime he was.
McCarthy admits he met with Orlando Pirates boss Irvin ‘The Iron Duke’ Khoza shortly before Motaung’s comments became public and Khoza had asked him to join the Soweto giants.
Once the comments became public McCarthy’s doubts about joining Orlando Pirates evaporated and he signed the deal. His dream of punishing Chiefs came true as he enjoyed a golden spell with Pirates.
He scored against the Amakhosi on multiple occasions during the Soweto derby, widely considered the highest profile match of the PSL season. He also won the treble with Pirates before hanging up his boots
McCarthy admits to having a spot in his heart for Kaizer Chiefs and said as a youngster he supported the club.
McCarthy’s Cape Town City team will play Kaizer Chiefs when the PSL resumes this weekend. The match is scheduled for Saturday at 15:00.
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