Lekgwathi welcomes Benni
Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates skipper Lucky Lekgwathi is happy to have star
striker Benni McCarthy back in the mix for Wednesday's clash with
The former Bafana Bafana hitman has completed his two-match
suspension, after being sent off against Maritzburg United, and
Lekgwathi is keen to see him on the pitch for Bucs.
"Benni is a highly experienced striker, we are happy to have him back in the team," Lekgwathi told the Sowetan.
"Benni has been working hard at training but the final decision
on whether he is playing or not is the responsibility of the technical
On the Santos fixture at Orlando Stadium, Lekgwathi added: "The
other thing is that we beat them in the MTN8 quarterfinal. But we expect
them to come out spitting fire."
When asked if Pirates will have one eye on the Chiefs tie looming
on the weekend, the captain said: "The focus is on the game against
Santos; we will start thinking about Chiefs once we have won the midweek
"But I must say, it is important to go into the derby in a happy mood."