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McCarthy: Pirates come first

2012-02-28 10:48

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates striker Benni McCarthy admits earning the PSL's Golden Boot is always special, but insists he is primarily focused on club's league standing.

McCarthy joined the Buccaneers as a free agent at the beginning of the season, with Sunday's spectacular winner against Maritzburg United marking the forward's fifth strike of the Premiership campaign.

However, the former Porto and Benfica ace, four goals behind current PSL top scorers Siyabonga Nomvethe and Katlego Mphela, feels Pirates' defence of the league title takes precedence over any personal accolades.

"To be a top goal scorer in the league is something special however that is not the focus," he told the club's official website.

"For now we are solely focused on getting to the top of the log table."

This past weekend's victory marked Bucs' fifth straight PSL win, hoisting Julio Leal's men to within three points of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

"I believe if we continue showing the fighting spirit that we've displayed in our last two matches we can reach the top but we must continue working hard," McCarthy concluded.

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Comments
  • Tokollo - 2012-02-28 11:58

    SA's best football striker of all time. With your experience we are comfortable of a positive result in Angola. ....Another one for Madiba, halakasha.

      Tokollo - 2012-02-28 13:03

      Although he is our all time goal scorer he left the national team way too soon. What a pity,his experience, talent and skills would have benefited the national team. We don't have any strikers in SA football to match Benni's calibre.

  • YolandaApple - 2012-03-03 23:33

    can somebody ask Iron Duke to have Leal packing b4 another disaster hapens in PSL. that guy isnt sure of his stuff.

  • YolandaApple - 2012-03-03 23:39

    if it ever hapens that, the time to have a coaching wending his way home, i think this is one of those where we can amicably ask Mr Leal to handover the reins, coz he is lost n in quandary on hw t manage that star studded Orlando Pirates outfit. Am sick n tired of his stlye of coaching.

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