- Former Kaizer Chiefs star, Jabu Mahlangu, has urged Benni McCarthy to snub the SA Football Association (Safa) should they offer him the Bafana Bafana coaching role
- Molefi Ntseki is serving as caretaker coach following Stuart Baxter’s resignation
- McCarthy has emerged as 1 of the favourites to succeed Baxter, but Mahlangu feels that Benni is still a “baby for Bafana”
Former Kaizer Chiefs star, Jabu Mahlangu, has urged his former teammate, Benni McCarthy, to snub the South African Football Association (Safa) should they offer him the Bafana Bafana hot seat.
Following Stuart Baxter’s resignation, Molefi Ntseki is serving as caretaker coach in the interim.
However, McCarthy’s name has come up as one of the frontrunners to become Baxter’s successor.
The Cape Town City coach has received endorsements from his boss, John Comitis, as well as from Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.
McCarthy has already tasted cup success with City and would bring his European pedigree as a former UEFA Champions League winner with Porto.
However, Mahlangu feels the added responsibility could destroy McCarthy, as reported by TimesLIVE.
Mahlangu said, “I have heard a lot of people talking about Benni McCarthy to coach Bafana and it appears he wants the job."
The Supersport analyst added, "I know the good job that he has done at Cape Town City and he is definitely our coach for the future‚ but he is still a baby for Bafana.”
Briefly.co.za understands the new Bafana coach will be appointed by the end of September.
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