Benni: I couldn't show mercy

2012-03-19 11:55

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates superstar Benni McCarthy said there was no time for niceties against Kaizer Chiefs, the club he grew up supporting as a child.

The former Blackburn and Porto striker bagged two goals as the Buccaneers recorded a tightly contested 3-2 victory over Amakhosi at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, lifting Pirates above their Soweto rivals in the PSL standings.

And McCarthy, who joined the Sea Robbers as a free agent at the beginning of the campaign, says even his love for Chiefs could not detract from his commitment to Bucs.

"Growing up I was a Kaizer Chiefs supporter, so one would tend to work extra hard when playing against a team he used to support. But I am an Orlando Pirates player and it is my duty to play to the best of my potential," he said after the Soccer City spectacular.

"Credit must go to Kaizer Chiefs for their great attempt to draw level with us, they are a very great team to watch and it is a pity there had to be only one winner on the day."

Meanwhile, Pirates caretaker coach Augusto Palacios feels his side's performance was a reflection of the lessons they learnt in the 3-0 defeat to Santos last week, and he is hoping they can continue to grow in the build-up to Tuesday's clash against PSL leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

He said: "I don't like losing games, but I cannot win or predict scores.

"We have learnt from our defeat against Santos and although we only had one day to prepare for this match we only have one day to prepare against Sundowns."


  • david.lebethe - 2012-03-19 12:44

    Congratulations to the boys. I want to see many more.

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-03-19 13:18

    Big Mac and Chips go hand in hand.

      david.lebethe - 2012-03-19 13:27

      You input must be driven by hatred towards the young lad and you are probably the only one other than the national team selectors, who hate the boy. You dont have to hate him for contributing to the demise of chiefs on Saturday. You have to grow up and take the defeat gracefully. In fact, VV showed maturity by congratulating Bennie and you should take take leaf from him. Otherwise, you are a danger to society and need professional assistance very fast.

      Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-03-19 14:01

      Don't be an idiot. I'm a life-long Bhakabhaka. I was simply making a pun about the fact that he says he was a Chiefs fan growing up. I'm ecstatic that he helped destroy that same Chiefs side. Buza ndoda before you attack.

      Thulani Mthombeni-Five Skhibhas Sparks - 2012-03-19 14:23

      David dankie 4 putting ds fake Bhakaniya in his place...Y call him big MAC dnt u know his name??? No Pirates supporter would tease him about his weight unlike u!!! We as true fans supported him d 1st day he got here and we promised ppl that he's gonna destroy fact its privilege 4 u to be commenting on a story related to such a legend...u shud b ashamed of urself sies!!!

  • Xoli - 2012-03-19 13:24

    Show them boy, I hope Pitso is taking notes..

  • Ringeta - 2012-03-19 13:50

    It was luck Benni. You are not a star any more. Bafana do not need you please?

      Sibusiso - 2012-03-30 13:11

      U don't know football, if u ar a south african u need revise south African football

      Sibusiso - 2012-03-30 13:12

      U don't know football, if u ar a south african u need revise south African football

  • Ashley - 2012-03-19 14:10

    Benni is still the best striker in SA..hate him or love him...and Bafana is useless without a qaulity striker..i think Bafana is a bunch of racists with no good coach Pitso..Get rid of this guy and choose players on merit..Benni has proved him week after week for Bucs...what more do you need.

  • John - 2012-03-19 14:11

    yes benni they still dont get it -if i dont get game time to prove u wrong how will i become the best .in rugby the only weapon against our black and coloured people is no gametime .now the whites look good .imagine u got the same time in bafana like whoever .or game time in europe sky is the limit

  • Tshepo - 2012-03-19 14:20

    lol...u couldnt show mercy?..... k we wil C nxt tym

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