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Igesund gives Benni advice

2012-07-27 12:27

Johannesburg - South Africa coach Gordon Igesund says he will consider Benni McCarthy for selection if the Orlando Pirates hitman does his job on the field.

McCarthy, Bafana's record scorer with 31 strikes, netted 13 goals in all competitions last term, helping Bucs claim Premiership, MTN8 and Telkom Knockout honours.

Igesund, who replaced Pitso Mosimane last month, insists form will dictate his selection policy.

"Every single player who is playing in our Premier League now, if he is performing and doing a good job, or scoring goals, regardless if his name is Benni McCarthy, or Joe Soap or Mabhuti Khenyeza - will be considered," Igesund said in The Sowetan.

"So it's not about Benni McCarthy, or one particular player, it's a pool of players we have in our country who are all playing at a high level.

"As for Benni, I've just read articles that he's very motivated, so I think that's very good to hear. I'm hoping that all players in our league are motivated and know that if they perform, if they score goals, if they do their job, they will be selected on merit.

"If any striker is playing well and scoring goals on a regular basis, then their feats on the field for their clubs won't go unnoticed. He certainly won't be selected because his name is Benni McCarthy. He has to be selected because he's scoring goals on a regular basis, playing well at a high level, and doing a good job."

McCarthy, with 79 caps, will get a chance to impress Igesund on Saturday when Pirates contest the Carling Cup title with Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium.

Football411

Comments
  • lucky.mabele - 2012-07-27 12:46

    wow i dont think you will finish your contract Mr Igesun because indeed what you suggest now it is a problem hey you will be released as pitso i thing it is a high time we must approch the special one to come and coatch south africa straight

      darren.king.58118 - 2012-07-27 12:59

      …you should have be named Unlucky because of your negative attitude and spelling…shame.

      mervin.skeef - 2012-07-27 15:05

      i think 90 percent of us are with Igesund,Benni's alright and most of us have forgiven him.its attitude like yours that weaken our players hearts.the fans and players have more confidence now with Igesund on the reigns.

      Jacques - 2012-07-28 10:51

      We must approach the special one to coach us straight? Are you high?

  • mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-07-27 13:07

    Jy wena madala ndini don't come here with a tendency of favouritism, here u deliver or else u jump, advice all S A players u bloody Madala.

      paharms - 2012-07-27 13:39

      What a rude person you are!!!

      humphrey.s.mbothwe - 2012-07-27 20:13

      Idiot.

  • frost.frost.980 - 2012-07-27 15:56

    So Benni is HUNGRY to play for Baffana... McDonalds, KFC and Steers are all over he should have too much of a problem.... As for Baffana a bunch of selfish loosers, not worth supporting them

  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-07-27 16:03

    nw thts a coach who knos wat he wants, i luv igesund"s approach...

  • neo.mmatli1 - 2012-07-27 16:20

    That is right Mr I, all players must be selected on merit. Wena Lucky Mabele, Gordon will help the nation be it for one day or the next 5 years. BB is not about Benni but every player that performs. Why should the world be moved because one players is willing/ready to play again.

  • humphrey.s.mbothwe - 2012-07-27 20:21

    That's the way to go coach, BBM (Bring Back McCarthy). We need goals, we need experience and we need dedication.

  • oupa.bodibe.18 - 2012-07-28 07:47

    Coach, i am 100% behind you cause you are not after money like the former coach who was taking the money in the name of so called youth development in the squad. Only what he knew was to pocket R800 000 walk in the park. For me such people un patriotic for our country meaning i regard the former coach as tenderneer coach.

  • arthur.motsamai - 2012-07-28 17:13

    I agree with gorden, let everybody prove themselfs. We cannot select for just am matter of selecting, Belly i mean b mcarthy is a good player but how many strikers has scored the very same numbers of goals? I think he should work hard then selection will come his way.

  • arthur.motsamai - 2012-07-28 17:15

    I agree with gorden, let everybody prove themselfs. We cannot select for just am matter of selecting, Belly i mean benni is a good player but how many strikers has scored the very same numbers of goals? I think he should work hard then selection will come his way. Like other striker we should also consider the facts that is he as fast as he was and other striker are not.

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