Cape Town – Former Bafana
Bafana forward Benni McCarthy says that he hopes South Africa develops soccer
talents that can surpass the lengths he has reached.
McCarthy donned the
Bafana Bafana colours over 75-times and has netted 32-goals in the process to
gaining legendary status.
South Africa have
long last for a legit replacement over the years and have develop some great
players in the mould of Shaun Bartlett, Steven Pienaar and Thulani Serrero.
However, none have
come close as to what McCarthy has achieved in his illustrious football career.
Comparisons have occurred
throughout the season as Bidvest Wits youngster Phakamani Mahlambi is being
touted as to become the next “Benni”.
KickOff, the 38-year-old says that Mahlambi could be better than him if he or
any other player is willing to put in the work.
“Everyone deserves a chance – if he is young and willing to
work and to make sacrifices, if he is a good football player, he has got a good
chance to be the next Benni McCarthy, or being better than me,” says McCarthy.
“I pray that we do develop talents to go to greater lengths
than where I have been. I have been around for so long now and it’s about time
I get replaced by somebody worthy.”