Benni: I'm not a party animal
Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates striker Benni McCarthy says he won't be spoiling
his team-mates after winning two awards during the Premier Soccer League
end of the season function on Sunday evening.
McCarthy surprised all and sundry in December when he used the
R100 000 prize money from his Telkom Knockout Striker of the Tournament
award to throw a party for his team-mates, but for fear of being
labelled a party animal he won't be doing it again.
The former Bafana Bafana marksman took home the Telkom Knockout
Player of the Tournament accolade, as well as the PSL Goal of the Season
award on Sunday with a total prize money of R250 000 and speaking to Football411.com, McCarthy says he would rather donate the money to charity this time around.
"No, I won't be throwing my team-mates a party this time, because I don't wanna be labelled a party animal," he declared.
"What I did for them back in December was just a small gesture
that they helped me score four goals during the tournament, but I won't
do it because I don't want to spoil them too much.
"I also don't want people to start assuming that Pirates players
have lots of money to throw big parties, so I might donate the money to
"I still have to think about it and I do feel that there are lots
of worth causes out there that need our support, so they can use the
money but as I said it is something that I still have to think about,"
The 34-year-old was delighted to take home the two awards, but
says he is already looking forward to challenging Siyabonga Nomvete in
the next campaign.
"He took home three big awards so I'm inspired to challenge him
and give him a run for his money next season. I'm very happy for Bhele
and I'm looking forward to a great fight next season."