Benni McCarthy's father dies

2008-11-13 07:41

Johannesburg - Benni McCarthy's father, Dudley, died on Wednesday after a long illness. He had suffered complications from diabetes.

He is survived by his wife, Dora, children Stella, Jerome, Benni and Mark, as well as seven grandchildren.

Benni McCarthy's manager Glen Binkins described Dudley McCarthy as a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather.

"He was the driving force behind the football careers of Bafana Bafana internationals, Jerome and Benni, as well as youngest son Mark who is currently playing college football in the United States," said Binkins.