Benni to start for Pirates?

2011-08-11 14:11

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates' new striker Benni McCarthy has been included in the 22-man squad that is scheduled to do duty for the club in the league’s opening game of the season against Black Leopards on Friday.

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Pirates coach Julio Cesar Leal has finalised his team that is scheduled to leave for Polokwane this afternoon (Thursday), and has included the former Bafana Bafana international in the travelling squad.
McCarthy's inclusion will put to rest the doubts that have been raised by some critics who were questioning his fitness. Another player that has also been included in the team is Rooi Mahamutsa. 

The central defender missed the club’s MTN8 game against Santos last weekend due to suspension. Mahamutsa’s availability will give Leal more defensive options against the determined Leopards side that wants to have a good start in their first game back in the PSL. 

Soccer Laduma

  • Sylvie - 2011-08-11 14:35

    Way to go buccaner u must also try the like of Lucas Twala

  • Harry1 - 2011-08-11 14:44

    Benni is back! Where are all the nay-sayers now, especially those 'happy people' who did not want him to play for bafoona-bafoona again?

  • Musa Ngubane - 2011-08-11 15:03

    Benni who? Eish, tired & trusted!

  • clintas - 2011-08-11 15:45

    good news for the PSL, lets hope he can do better than what Bartlett did when he came to Chiefs

  • Winston - 2011-08-11 16:29

    Lets give him a chance here guys... I am sure he can stil do the business. Maybe still play for Bafana? Either way, he has lots of experience that will be very benificial to the younger players! Good luck Benni!

  • Mxhuma - 2011-08-11 17:42

    I would still like to see him play alongside Collins Mbensuma. What a pair!

  • RacingShark - 2011-08-12 10:24

    I would like to watch Benni play this season. I hope he still has some fire power left

  • TheGeneral_Himself - 2011-08-12 11:27

    Realy looking forward to see Benni doing the talking in the field of Play

  • Treble Man - 2011-08-12 13:20

    Cant wait to watch ths man after a long absent in the actioning especial our own back yard (eMzantsi). Even if I was a non Baccaneer I would still love & hope that he do better despite the critics, after-all his a human being and likely to make mistakes like all off us. I am anticipating a great game form you Benni and even if you dont score. Suppoters please dont put too much pressure on the man, Torez have scored once for Blues but he still in the team and highly supported. Thanks for choosing Pirates know who, and after-all you owe it the former Buccaneer, Jomo Sono, whom gave you the opportunity to demostrate your talent in Bukina Faso. Up de Bucssssss.

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