Benni: Khoza gave me hope

2011-12-14 10:00

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates striker Benni McCarthy says Pirates chairman, Irvin Khoza, was the motivating factor behind the rejuvenation of his football career. 

He said that at a time when everyone, including the media, had written him off, Khoza believed in him and gave him an opportunity.

"Do you know the song by Notorious B.I.G. which says life after death? That is how I feel right now. I feel like I was dead in my football career and the chairman gave me the chance to live again in football. He gave me hope and belief that I can do it again and now here I am.

 “Secondly, I thank my team-mates who have helped me achieve what I have achieved at the team so far. Two winners medals and a personal award in less than a season? That is a big achievement. 

“They helped me work my socks off and the results are showing. I am happy for myself and for the team," the former South African international concluded.

Soccer Laduma

  • teiman - 2011-12-14 10:16

    Maybe sometimes you forget there is people who believe in u even when they are not in contact with u .No man can proof himself without fair consistant game time .Just like the ADi Jacobs or what steven pienaar just said the other day ..packing order down u go ..But God is faithfull always

  • bplupiya - 2011-12-14 10:32

    i believe in you

  • Kgomotso - 2011-12-14 11:29

    Benny you're flippin' arogant and you don't have sportsmanship and is going to take nowhere bro!!!!!!!!

      trevor.charles3 - 2011-12-14 13:03

      for sure yellow card benni

      rossallenronnie - 2011-12-14 19:35

      i dont care Kgomotso he is allready somewhere top goal scorer for the country only player in this country with a europe champoinship medal and is one of the highest paid players in the country so think again he is best in the country "benni in the area" shappa buccaneers shappa

  • Helmut - 2011-12-20 15:42

    Are you sure, Benni, that they helped you work your socks off? Or is it the kilo's you had put on thanks to your appetite for pies. Switch to Doughnuts. They are less fattening because of the hole in the centre!

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