PSL

Benni: It feels good to win

2012-05-30 12:07
Benni McCarthy (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates striker Benni McCarthy feels his double awards scoop at the Premiership's season-ending ceremony last weekend has finally proved his critics wrong.

The Buccaneers ace rounded off a superb PSL treble-winning campaign by scooping the Goal of the Season award, as well as the Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament accolade, bagging a cool R250 000 on the way.

McCarthy, Bafana Bafana's all-time record goal scorer, had come under heavy criticism following his move to the Soweto giants at the beginning of the campaign, but the former West Ham and Porto ace feels he has proved himself this term.

"It feels good to win these awards especially at my age. I know most people thought I was finished but I have proved them wrong this season. I would like to thank my team-mates for the warm welcome they gave me when I was signed and for helping me settle in smoothly", he told the PSL's official website.

"I have won many individual awards throughout my career and these two awards are as special as the others. I did very well in the Telkom Knockout tournament and yes I scored some crucial goals for the team, but I must say that teamwork a major part in the victory and I cannot take the credit alone.

"I also feel honoured to receive the Goal of the Season award even though I really did not expect it. I have seen some great goals this season, not only the ones that were nominated, so you will agree with me when I say that this award could have gone to anyone."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
25 September 2016
Bloemfontein Celtic v Golden Arrows, Dr. Molemela Stadium 15:00
27 September 2016
Maritzburg United v Polokwane City, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Cape Town City, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Platinum Stars, Orlando Stadium 19:30
28 September 2016
Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, James Motlatsi Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Chippa United, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v SuperSport United, Princess Magogo Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.