Benni set for Arsenal clash

2010-03-16 12:15

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy is set to make his return to English Premiership action this weekend when West Ham United take on title-chasing Arsenal.

McCarthy has been sidelined since injuring his knee during his Hammers debut last month, but the former Blackburn Rovers star has now fully recovered and returned to the first team squad for their trip to Chelsea, but he was not used.

West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola is now hoping the South African can do a job for him this coming Saturday at the Emirates Stadium.

“He has a lot of faith in his ability. He’s a big player. He was training the whole of last week. He started very slowly, but towards the end you could see him improving.

“This week he will be at his top. We are relying a lot on his experience and knowledge. He has played important games in his career. We are expecting nine very important games. His experience and quality will be vital for us,” Zola said.

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  • Man U - 2010-03-16 12:31

    LOL! Kube$: Here is the best striker in the world! Even better than Van the Man, who in your opinion is the best player in the world! Bwahahahahaha!

  • bafana - 2010-03-16 12:47

    Zola, if u r relying on Benni's experience to get u out of the relegation zone, forget it. Start planning for the Championship League.

  • CmonTheBlues - 2010-03-16 13:08

    I bet the Arsenal camp (especially their defenders) are smiling..... HAHAHAHAHA.

  • Kube$ - 2010-03-16 13:36

    @Manu you and I need to grab a beer mate, you an interesting chap. Look facts is, no matter how we come out at Manu, you guys get the results, I think Rooney is great, but not the the best in the world bud, people going on how he should win World Footi of the year, How he is Englands Hope Cmon bro. Did you watch Messi on Sunday? As for Benni, he unlike me, is truly a CHOP

  • wes - 2010-03-16 13:53

    I supposed the commentors below me a chiefs supporters. SA soccer is crap

  • WTF - 2010-03-16 14:12

    @Kube$: After you have a beer with Man U, you can shove his bottle and yours up your a$$! Dumb IDIOT! Messi is great but not the best in the world bud! Eat your own words! Chop!

  • Nash the Gunner - 2010-03-18 10:21

    @ WTF: did u watch the Barca game lastnight mate

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