- Benni McCarthy has officially taken on the role as AmaZulu FC's head coach
- 43-year-old McCarthy was not representing any club for a little over a year after parting ways with Cape Town City
- AmaZulu fans seemed to have a positive response to McCarthy's new position as they shared so online
Former South African soccer star Benni McCarthy has been unveiled as AmaZulu FC's new head coach. The 43-year-old has not been affiliated with any club for just over a year after he left Cape Town City.
AmaZulu's official Twitter account announced McCarthy's new position in a very excited manner. In the announcement tweet, the Durban club stated that McCarthy is "ready to drive the boys to Top 4 this season and beyond."
Fans seemed quite impressed with their guesses, as many already assumed that McCarthy would take over from Ayanda Dlamini who just recently stepped down.
Take a look at AmaZulu's tweet below:
Below are just a few of the fan responses:
"I don't like the pressure that the chairman is putting on the coaches. Top 4 in their first season with half of the squad being new signings, I think it's a big ask. A top 8 maybe? Benni is a great coach for sure but he will need more time."
"Aim for the moon, fall on the stars! I love the chairman's vision.You can't buy a team and hope to finish 8th!"
"Top 4 finish?... Certainly not... Will Benni turn things around? Most definitely... Did we miss Benni in our league? Without a doubt... IsMchunu adopting Mpengesism? For sure!"
Previously, Briefly.co.za compiled five fantastic facts about McCarthy on his birthday. McCarthy is one of South Africa's most well-known sports celebrities due to his charismatic nature and athletic prowess. He recently celebrated his 43rd birthday and Mzansi wished him well.
1. Record score
Benni holds the record for most international goals scored for South Africa.
2. Top scorer
He also happens to hold the record for most goals scored for Bafana Bafana.
3. He has an impressive record.
Benni scored 36 goals in 120 games and also managed to provide 6 assists.
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