Johannesburg - Benni McCarthy says he was disappointed to have only managed 12
minutes for Bafana Bafana before pulling up injured, but admits he is
nearing the end of his career and that these types of things are to be
The 34-year-old got his first taste of international football
since before 2010 after coming on as a 33rd minute substitute for Dino
Ndlovu in the 1-0 defeat against Brazil on Friday.
However, the Orlando Pirates striker soon needed to be subbed
himself after injuring his hamstring just before the half-time whistle
in Sao Paulo.
"I was very disappointed," McCarthy told The Sowetan. "And
you know what, I was feeling so nice, confident and strong. But I think
34 is getting a bit heavy now - you know the body is starting to get
more delicate than previously.
"I'm just disappointed that I didn't get to express myself
because I think it was an amazing opportunity for us. If there was ever a
time to beat Brazil, this was it."
The injury is also set to keep South Africa's all-time record
goalscorer out of their second friendly international against Mozambique