Ajax CT open talks for Benni

2013-01-04 10:46

Johannesburg - Ajax Cape Town have started negotiations for the services of Orlando Pirates star Benni McCarthy.

According to the website, McCarthy is in the last six months of his contract with the Buccaneers, which means that Ajax are within their rights to talk to the player and agent for pre-contract.

Soccer-Laduma sources have confirmed that Pirates have yet to show any indication as to whether they would like to extend McCarthy's contract, and the player is keen to secure his future as soon as possible.

When McCarthy first came back to South Africa from English Premier League side West Ham United at the end of the 2010/11 season, it was with the intention of signing for Ajax. But after training with the club, management dragged their feet in regards to offering him a deal and Pirates swooped to sign the forward.

McCarthy went on to enjoy a great season with the Pirates last term, helping the Sea Robbers lift a second consecutive treble.

This season, he has not contributed as much after being sidelined for a long period with injury.

If Pirates are to retain his signature, they will have to act soon as the Urban Warriors are determined to get their man.

Soccer Laduma

  • ajdfrancisco - 2013-01-04 11:12

    Hy is klaar,Ajax of nie ajax,hy sal niks virskil maak nie...

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-01-04 18:49

      Aj there are measurements on each and every race and its a same case on Benny. This boy is still on but what he needs is when you field him don't expect him to run for the entire 90 minutes just for his legs. Benny can still bring on a tough competition and take a lot of energy out of these youngsters.

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-01-04 11:21

    Mhhhhh Ajax Cape Town for Benny??

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2013-01-04 12:33

    He has won a treble with Pirates in his 1st season, its time to move on.

  • joe.mash.7798 - 2013-01-04 14:16

    Gud if he goes

  • tshadayelvis.nimohola - 2013-01-04 16:25

    Everyone who follows soccer closely, hope realises the pattern Pirates has taken in the last two season and this current one. In the last 2 seasons it started low on the log but by this time it would be second, it is slowing going back to the top, for another title. The secret is consistency, commitment and nothing else, unless Chiefs keeps its eye focused, Pirates will claim another title again. Come buccueneer! Nimohola Tee!

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-01-04 18:54

      Tshaday the issue is not on Pirates or Chiefs and what so ever but with Benny who is holding talks with Ajax, come on Ndtade wabhuda maan!!

  • patrickchina.ngene - 2013-01-04 16:28

    I think, we (Orlando Pirates)are n't finish about Benni . Ajax hv 2 4gv us we still dis laaitie .

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-01-04 18:39

      Sport is a funny thing China because when we brought Benny to South Africa everyone including people in Cape Town called him a fat naai and Khoza is just wasting tax payers money on him but now they hold talks with him!!

  • nyakanyaka.nyakanyaka - 2013-01-04 18:39

    Y not opening up talks with other clubs bcos khoza hired his enemies coach n assisstant coach, those r signs that he must look fo other clubs. He is a genius player SA has ever produced n we love u Benny, anyway that ghost t shirt never suited u ma laaitie

  • nomzamo.ndlovu.140 - 2013-02-07 22:09

    Benny is for pirates period

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