- AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy says he is happy in Durban despite talks that he’s the favourite to land the Bafana Bafana job
- The Bafana all-time top scorer says his heart is with the DStv Premiership side, AmaZulu, and could snub the national side
- McCarthy says he knowns that rumours will always be there whenever a coach is doing well as he is with AmaZulu
AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy has finally shared his thoughts on the reports that he is headhunted for the Bafana Bafana coaching job.
The Bafana all-time goalscorer has turned Usuthu’s fortunes as they now sit second on the DStv Premiership table, trailing log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by a single point.
With the national team having parted ways with mentor Molefi Ntseki, McCarthy’s name has been heavily linked with the vacant post.
However, he says his heart is with the Durban-based club and that he is happy to lead his troops at the club level. McCarthy told the media:
“My heart is here. I am very happy. I love what I do. I came in with the biggest smile on my face.
“When I see my players, they give me the same joy I get when my wife sees me, when my kids see me. Whilst I have that, I am not hungry. My eyes are not bigger than my belly.
“So, I am very happy where I am. I love what I have. There will always be rumours when you do well and are successful. It’s just a shame coach Mandla [Ncikazi] is not linked with the Bafana Bafana job, with what he is doing at Golden Arrows.”
Fresh from A 5-1 win over his former employers, Cape Town City in their midweek match, AmaZulu are now preparing for the KwaZulu-Natal derby.
McCarthy will lead his men against a formidable Golden Arrows team that held Masandawana on Wednesday night – their clash will be staged at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday.
Meanwhile, many fans have been calling for McCarthy and Pitso Mosimane’s names for the Bafana position.
Briefly News reported that the most successful Bafana coach, Clive Barker, said coach McCarthy or Mosimane of Al Ahly should be given the national team job.
Known as 'The Dog', the 76-year-old mentor was confident in the AmaZulu coach and his remarks came just as the country was still reeling in shock following the 2-0 loss at the hands of Sudan recently.
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