Johannesburg - SAFA president Danny Jordaan has expressed his profound disappointment following the attack and robbery on former Bafana Bafana striker, Benni McCarthy.
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The national team’s all-time leading goal scorer was robbed at gunpoint while having his hair cut in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
McCarthy, 37, lost his wrist watch, earrings and a wedding ring as he was the only targeted victim at the salon.
Jordaan told Sport24 in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that the only consolation was that McCarthy was unharmed in the incident.
“We are disappointed at this latest robbery on one of our celebrated stars,” said Jordaan.
“These people (robbers) are not aware of the amount of damage they are doing to the reputation of the country.
“We are reeling from the damaging xenophobic attacks which hogged international headlines and all for wrong reasons, and now this?
“The only consolation was that McCarthy was unharmed in the incident.”
Several lcoal soccer stars have recently fallen victim of crime, including the late Orlando Pirates and Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, Wits midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi and Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba.
Meyiwa was shot dead at his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo’s, home in Vosloorus in October last year, while Vilakazi and Mashaba endured robberies in recent months.
The three suspects in the McCarthy robbery are yet to be found.