Johannesburg - South African footballing legend Benni McCarthy says he is loving
life with Orlando Pirates and is thoroughly enjoying the improved level
of quality in the PSL.
The former FC Porto, Blackburn and West Ham striker joined the
Buccaneers at the beginning of the season and has already secured a
place in the heart of the club's supporters after notching up several
goals for the Soweto juggernauts.
"Life at Pirates has been great, I'm enjoying my football again
and I love spending time with my team-mates," he told the club's
"It's a privilege to be part of a legendary club such as Pirates.
I love SA because it's the country where I'm born and where my people
"The PSL in terms of quality has improved immensely because
players are so much better, stronger and way more skilful than people
give them credit for. Therefore our league has improved very much and is
full of quality."
The former Bafana Bafana international is set to take to the
field along with his Pirates team-mates for the Telkom Knockout
semi-final against Golden Arrows on Saturday and he insists his targets
are to finish the campaign as both the club's and the PSL's top scorer.
McCarthy added: "We have every chance of retaining our league title and we hope to add more silverware to our addition.
"Personal goals that I set for myself is definitely to become my teams top goal scorer and hopefully the PSL's as well."
The 34-year-old may only have been at the Orlando Stadium a few
months, but says he feels like he has been part of Bucs' set-up for
"I am always a very passionate player whichever team I play for,
but joining Pirates was a memorable moment for me. That is why I fit in
to the Pirates scheme like I have been around for donkey years," he