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Benni wants Bafana job

2011-04-14 09:52

Johannesburg - Benni McCarthy still wants to contribute to the Bafana Bafana cause, even if it is not as a player.

The 33-year-old is clubless at the moment after having his contract with West Ham terminated by mutual consent.

His agent Rob Moore has revealed he has been disappointed with the way coach Pitso Mosimane has ignored the man who has been so pivotal for the national team in the past.

He feels his client can still help bolster Bafana, even if it is as a striker coach.

"One thing that's disappointed me, and I've tried a number of times to get hold of Pitso, is that here you have the greatest-ever goal-scorer for South Africa," Moore told The Times.

"For years, South Africa have had problems with goal-scoring. The players respect him and look up to him - it would be brilliant if he could come in and help Pitso work on a specialist level with the strikers.

"But he (Pitso) doesn't answer the phone, so that's a bit disappointing. Benni is a guy who would like to be involved. He would willingly put something back into the game.

"His days of playing international football are finished, but in terms of what he has to offer as an individual - it's a hell of a lot, being able to put something back in and work with the young strikers of today."

Meanwhile, Moore shed some light on McCarthy's partying of ways with the Hammers.

"He doesn't want to sit out his contract for the sake of money," he explained.

"He's continuing his rehabilitation, he's still recovering from a dead leg sustained in a reserve team game against Chelsea a few weeks ago. He scored and then had to go off.

"This injury is taking a bit longer to heal than expected, and that hampered the possibility of him going on loan. He'll continue to train at West Ham until he gets back to full fitness.

"There's no point looking at anything now, most of the transfer windows are closed anyway," he concluded.

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Comments
  • Annoy - 2011-04-14 10:01

    You welcome to apply for the job don't forget your cv ??

  • Observer - 2011-04-14 10:05

    He can be the cook.

      Licikityspit - 2011-04-14 16:04

      The way he is looking these days our boys will come off second best, he already ate half of west .....Ham

      Licikityspit - 2011-04-14 16:04

      The way he is looking these days our boys will come off second best, he already ate half of west .....Ham

  • Herold Mudimeli - 2011-04-14 10:10

    Hehehehehehe!, i dont thing Benni will win on this one

  • Shawn - 2011-04-14 10:11

    Fatso disses the national team then still expects to land a job at the place he dissed.... Talk about thick skinned

  • swoan - 2011-04-14 10:14

    Pitso is arrogant, he does not need you, luckas, phill, Mark, David, Thomas or any of the former Bafana players

      mpho30 - 2011-04-14 10:48

      It's not arrogance. the man has a vision...he's not doing that badly!

      MactheKnife - 2011-04-14 12:26

      Pitso is no coach, watch when the wheels start falling off. He does not impress me as Pereira did

      hardloop - 2011-04-14 22:40

      @mactheknife are you referring to the coach who deserted us halfway through his contract then came back to finish feasting at the pie that safa had offered him only to fail to qualify for the last sixteen??? hmmmm, i think you need to shut up. Pitso hasn't even lost a game yet so....shhhhh

  • Herold Mudimeli - 2011-04-14 10:19

    Benni will have to just forget about that and focus on something else, Bartlet, Fish and Radebe tried but they didn't survived.

  • Clive Slade - 2011-04-14 10:20

    Suddenly now that the overseas teams has ditched him, he wants to be associated with Bafana - in the past everyone had to lick his backside to make himself available for the team. Smile and wave SAFA, just smile and wave as you watch this prima dona disappear into the distance.

      adln - 2011-04-14 13:05

      Taste of his own medicine hey??!!!!!

      MrMM - 2011-04-15 07:32

      "Just and wave" indeed, well said, let him go try out at SABC as a commentator or to be more specific a sports analyst as they put it

      geewiz - 2011-04-15 10:51

      Well said, mate!

  • Herold Mudimeli - 2011-04-14 10:27

    Benni will have to just forget about that and focus on something else, Bartlet, Fish and Radebe tried but they didn't survived.

  • Bulelwa - 2011-04-14 10:30

    I think our coach is doing the right thing by ignoring him. When we needed Benny he turned us down. I hate players who think they can't be replaced. Benny you had your chance and you decided that our national team was not good enough for you. all of a sudden, you think we are good enough, maybe someday you will be given a chance, but for now tough love is what you need.

      Nickolas - 2011-04-14 10:49

      Well said Bulelwa

  • chiepner - 2011-04-14 10:37

    The guy is a joke. Greatest player SA ever seen, debatebale, but most patriotic - defnatly Benni is not close. How bout all the times his country called him up for duty when Benni just shruged his shoulders and turned his back on the entire SA squad and SAFA administrators. The player revolt he led in the last Africab cup of nations bafana was part of and since his ommision from the national squad, bafana has actually risen in the rankings instead of sliding. Sorry Benni but your actions my friend has proven that sitting, eating burgers, playing playstation and complaining about the people who dotn give you a fair shot because you refuse to bring your part is not a good CV to have. You are and was always the weakest link. GOODBYE!

      doodlenuts - 2011-04-14 10:44

      @ chiepen & Bennie is still the highest goal scorer as well as the richest - he may be a "has-been" in your eyes but that is way better than being a "never-was" like you. Your hatred & envy of Bennie is clouding all the good things that he did do for SA and it makes you only comment on the negative. Jealousy makes you nasty!

      kentt.space - 2011-04-14 12:17

      @doodle"flippin"nuts Motherf@&ker u need help, prayer, muthi, etc. just everything thats available on the market to tap yo brain to the right direction. Dont bring your emotions into this forum. No matter what accolades Benny has, or the money u think he posses at this instance, fact is. Bafana doesnt need him. He showed the country his middle finger in many instances than i even care to count. When we needed him most, he had all kinds of excuses a man can think of. Now that he's a has-been, he wants to leave somekind of a legacy with Bafana Administration at the expense of our recently performing squad?? No way in hell. Bafana has and always will be better off without him. For the 1st time in years, we managed 2 beat teams like France and Egypt without his "help"....So get your mind straight and think like a human being and stop bringing emotions and the riches you think Benny has into this forum.

      zayzo10 - 2011-04-14 13:01

      He still the only SA footballer to have won the champions leage, he scored soo many goals in his first season in england for blackburn......in spain is avarage for celta vigo was a goal in every 2games....yes indeed we may like or not like him but he is by far the best achiever local player abroad.....I remember the header he scored in portugal against man united in the semis of champions leage....he was the man....n one thing i still like about him was the fact that he had a super first touch,,,,even now what put him off the game was weight...not the enability of converting.....he was deadly with running with one leg against the soo called supper stairs of SA league.....look now in SA 4games left in the league and the top goal scorers are tied at 12goals (Musona and Mphela).....

      zayzo10 - 2011-04-14 13:01

      He still the only SA footballer to have won the champions leage, he scored soo many goals in his first season in england for blackburn......in spain is avarage for celta vigo was a goal in every 2games....yes indeed we may like or not like him but he is by far the best achiever local player abroad.....I remember the header he scored in portugal against man united in the semis of champions leage....he was the man....n one thing i still like about him was the fact that he had a super first touch,,,,even now what put him off the game was weight...not the enability of converting.....he was deadly with running with one leg against the soo called supper stairs of SA league.....look now in SA 4games left in the league and the top goal scorers are tied at 12goals (Musona and Mphela).....

      bar-one - 2011-04-14 14:54

      @ doodlenuts He is a footballer eggshell , NOT a rapper

  • chiepner - 2011-04-14 10:37

    The guy is a joke. Greatest player SA ever seen, debatebale, but most patriotic - defnatly Benni is not close. How bout all the times his country called him up for duty when Benni just shruged his shoulders and turned his back on the entire SA squad and SAFA administrators. The player revolt he led in the last Africab cup of nations bafana was part of and since his ommision from the national squad, bafana has actually risen in the rankings instead of sliding. Sorry Benni but your actions my friend has proven that sitting, eating burgers, playing playstation and complaining about the people who dotn give you a fair shot because you refuse to bring your part is not a good CV to have. You are and was always the weakest link. GOODBYE!

  • Albo - 2011-04-14 10:39

    "His agent Rob Moore has revealed he has been disappointed with the way coach Pitso Mosimane has ignored the man who has been so pivotal for the national team in the past." - Ja, like all those times he turned his back on SA??? Screw Benni and his agent looking for money now his `investment` is no longer a cash cow (no pun intended)

      lenand40 - 2011-04-15 09:39

      I blame Rob Moore for Bennigate

  • Daniel - 2011-04-14 10:42

    What's Benni gonna teach young strikers? How to play for your country when it's convenient for you? When you feel like it? No thanks.

      kentt.space - 2011-04-14 12:21

      Couldnt have said it better myself Dan. There's nothing in the world Benny can teach our strikers. On 2nd thoughts, arrogance and how to be a Fatso are 2 things that i think he'll teach our squad. Things that we clearly dont need at this moment.

  • Mitirho2 - 2011-04-14 10:43

    Cosmos is coming back to PSL, Benny is an old Jomo protege he should rather apply there, may be South Africa can feast on another fatty-bombom striker!!!!

  • Bacdafucup - 2011-04-14 10:45

    Was he not the one that turned his back on Bafana Bafana when they needed him? Ever heard of karma Benny??? The table has turned fat boy.

  • Bacdafucup - 2011-04-14 10:45

    Was he not the one that turned his back on Bafana Bafana when they needed him? Ever heard of karma Benny??? The table has turned fat boy.

  • mpho30 - 2011-04-14 10:45

    I remember many times Benni and his agent would not 'pic up the phone' for the national squad! That being said, he was a brilliant stricker.

      mpho30 - 2011-04-14 10:47

      Pick

  • S.Soga - 2011-04-14 10:47

    I dont like Rob Moore. He's forever trying to influence national team coaches to select his clients. Why is he calling Pitso? Pitso should call him or his client!! imagine if every player's agent called Pitso?!

  • S.Soga - 2011-04-14 10:47

    I dont like Rob Moore. He's forever trying to influence national team coaches to select his clients. Why is he calling Pitso? Pitso should call him or his client!! imagine if every player's agent called Pitso?!

  • S.Soga - 2011-04-14 10:48

    I dont like Rob Moore. He's forever trying to influence national team coaches to select his clients. Why is he calling Pitso? Pitso should call him or his client!! imagine if every player's agent called Pitso?!

  • Ingie - 2011-04-14 11:09

    why!!! what for, so he can carry on eating off the fat of the land. its our taxes that will pay for this.

  • vmuhadi - 2011-04-14 11:10

    Now that west ham dumped has dumped him and hes jobless, his wants agent wants to blame Pitso???????????What a joke..He must jst buy a team and coach it himself ifn he wanna give back to the community

  • sannahan - 2011-04-14 11:12

    A little late for April Fool?

  • sannahan - 2011-04-14 11:13

    A little late for April Fool?

  • sannahan - 2011-04-14 11:13

    A little late for April Fool?

  • sannahan - 2011-04-14 11:13

    A little late for April Fool?

  • sannahan - 2011-04-14 11:19

    A little late for April Fool?

      bar-one - 2011-04-14 14:57

      we got the message bro

      gazelle - 2011-04-14 16:47

      hahahahaah Bar- one

  • KingKenny7 - 2011-04-14 11:19

    Hes won champions league you mofos what can you ever say of your fat miserable lives! All your brave words Im sure you've never run onto a football pitch never mind got your fat asses off the couch! This guy is a legend and he will always have something to share - he's worked under Mourinho for gods sakes - he must have some valuable lessons to teach!!! Look at the great maradona he as fat as all yall but wow could we learna a thing or 2 from him... Benni would be great addition come on ppl jump on board

      Jerome - 2011-04-14 11:31

      I share the same sentiments with you sir, even if he has ignored Safa in the past, where are their Champions League medals. He played soccer on the pitch, not on the couch as those who is commenting now. SAFA needed money from the Lotto for what? He got millions playing not stealing...keep on criticizes,see where it takes you!!!

      Jerome - 2011-04-14 11:31

      I share the same sentiments with you sir, even if he has ignored Safa in the past, where are their Champions League medals. He played soccer on the pitch, not on the couch as those who is commenting now. SAFA needed money from the Lotto for what? He got millions playing not stealing...keep on criticizes,see where it takes you!!!

      Jerome - 2011-04-14 11:34

      I share the same sentiments with you sir, even if he has ignored Safa in the past, where are their Champions League medals. He played soccer on the pitch, not on the couch as those who is commenting now. SAFA needed money from the Lotto for what? He got millions playing not stealing...keep on criticizes,see where it takes you!!!

      flowing river - 2011-04-14 11:54

      We dont need traitors no matter how good they are,homo

      flowing river - 2011-04-14 11:54

      We dont need traitors no matter how good they are,

      flowing river - 2011-04-14 11:54

      We dont need traitors no matter how good they are,

      yamza06 - 2011-04-14 12:51

      A legend? What legend. Benni is a fat cow.

      MadMatt_88 - 2011-04-15 10:11

      Sure, I never won the champions league, but then again, I aint trying to land a gravy job at SAFA.

  • lenand40 - 2011-04-14 11:33

    I blame Rob Moore for McCarthy's arrogance. When he was on top of his game, we were told about how great he was, and how Chelsea wanted him. He left a great gig at Porto because he thought too much of himself, thanks to Rob Moore. Now, he expects McCarthy to simply walk in as a striker's coach? The guy led a revolt in Egypt and do we need that in a Bafana team that despite not scoring goals is now moving up in the rankings, without McCarthy? If Rob Moore ever wants to take over a young player, McCarthy should provide example of a wasted talent

      AloninSA - 2011-04-14 11:46

      Winning the Champions League with an underdog team, and having a proven goal scoring record as well as being hailed as the best finisher in training by Avram Grant. It's unfortunate that Benni wasn't quicker or else he would be getting game time. All the haters should really ease up on the guy. We owe him a lot. Funny how everyone talks about how we've gone up since he left, but you don't appreciate that we went down after he left and had to be revived.

      kentt.space - 2011-04-14 12:26

      @AloninSA Please amuse me. What in the world do we owe Benny? Please, help me understand what you think you know.

      jacky1257 - 2011-04-14 12:56

      bladdy agent!

      zemoch - 2011-04-14 16:34

      i agree

  • BunduBabe - 2011-04-14 11:35

    So now he wants to be a part of the national team?? Unemployment sucks hey Benni. Burning bridges is never a good thing.

  • BunduBabe - 2011-04-14 11:36

    So now he wants to be a part of the national team?? Unemployment sucks hey Benni. Burning bridges is never a good thing.

  • bladeboy - 2011-04-14 11:38

    Is Benni feeling the pinch for not having a job ? Going to have to start and cut down on his burger habit , maybe he should try and dust off his "struggle " credentials and see if he can cash in on the vote buying R1.6 billion being dished out .

      gazelle - 2011-04-14 16:48

      he is not really feeling the pintch they offered him 16million *go figure*

  • bladeboy - 2011-04-14 11:39

    Is Benni feeling the pinch for not having a job ? Going to have to start and cut down on his burger habit , maybe he should try and dust off his "struggle " credentials and see if he can cash in on the vote buying R1.6 billion being dished out .

  • bladeboy - 2011-04-14 11:39

    Is Benni feeling the pinch for not having a job ? Going to have to start and cut down on his burger habit , maybe he should try and dust off his "struggle " credentials and see if he can cash in on the vote buying R1.6 billion being dished out .

  • bladeboy - 2011-04-14 11:39

    Is Benni feeling the pinch for not having a job ? Going to have to start and cut down on his burger habit , maybe he should try and dust off his "struggle " credentials and see if he can cash in on the vote buying R1.6 billion being dished out .

  • bladeboy - 2011-04-14 11:39

    Is Benni feeling the pinch for not having a job ? Going to have to start and cut down on his burger habit , maybe he should try and dust off his "struggle " credentials and see if he can cash in on the vote buying R1.6 billion being dished out .

  • bladeboy - 2011-04-14 11:39

    Is Benni feeling the pinch for not having a job ? Going to have to start and cut down on his burger habit , maybe he should try and dust off his "struggle " credentials and see if he can cash in on the vote buying R1.6 billion being dished out .

  • bladeboy - 2011-04-14 11:42

    Is not having a job cutting into his burger habit ? Time to dust off the old "struggle credentials "Benni and cash in on the R1.6 billion vote buying payout , you proved that you have got no shame in the past .

  • bladeboy - 2011-04-14 11:42

    Is not having a job cutting into his burger habit ? Time to dust off the old "struggle credentials "Benni and cash in on the R1.6 billion vote buying payout , you proved that you have got no shame in the past .

  • bladeboy - 2011-04-14 11:42

    Is not having a job cutting into his burger habit ? Time to dust off the old "struggle credentials "Benni and cash in on the R1.6 billion vote buying payout , you proved that you have got no shame in the past .

  • bladeboy - 2011-04-14 11:42

    Is not having a job cutting into his burger habit ? Time to dust off the old "struggle credentials "Benni and cash in on the R1.6 billion vote buying payout , you proved that you have got no shame in the past .

  • raspatin - 2011-04-14 12:06

    At 33, Ag man ! He must loose waight ,let him run with Casta .

  • Will99 - 2011-04-14 12:06

    Oh Hell no fatty!!!

  • Stateman - 2011-04-14 12:43

    No Benni NO

  • yamza06 - 2011-04-14 12:43

    Good Mr Agent if my memory serves me well you have a stake in Ajax Cape Town, then give Benni the SAtriker trainer job there. Then we as supporters will then recommend him to Pitso after having done something for Ajax. When Benni turned his on his country you were not there to call him to come but now Pitso is turning his back on your now useless player and now you are calling Pitso.

  • yamza06 - 2011-04-14 12:44

    Good Mr Agent if my memory serves me well you have a stake in Ajax Cape Town, then give Benni the SAtriker trainer job there. Then we as supporters will then recommend him to Pitso after having done something for Ajax. When Benni turned his on his country you were not there to call him to come but now Pitso is turning his back on your now useless player and now you are calling Pitso.

  • Stateman - 2011-04-14 12:45

    For all you football fans out there, do you guys know that Pitso has not lost a match yet, quite a good record, is it 8 or 10 games thus far.

      Mabhulwana - 2011-04-14 13:10

      Was he not in charge when we lost to the USA in November 2010. Or was that game not official under FIFA?

  • Stateman - 2011-04-14 12:46

    For all you football fans out there, do you guys know that Pitso has not lost a match yet, quite a good record, is it 8 or 10 games thus far.

  • yamza06 - 2011-04-14 12:46

    Good Mr Agent if my memory serves me well you have a stake in Ajax Cape Town, then give Benni the SAtriker trainer job there. Then we as supporters will then recommend him to Pitso after having done something for Ajax. When Benni turned his on his country you were not there to call him to come but now Pitso is turning his back on your now useless player and now you are calling Pitso.

  • yamza06 - 2011-04-14 12:47

    Hey Rob I have just spoken to Pitso and he told me they have one vacant post in Bafana and that is Bus Driver. So bring Benni tomorrow, with his experience he won't even need to be interviewed.