Benni's red card 'cost us'

2011-08-25 13:12

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates assistant coach Tebogo Moloi says striker Benni McCarthy’s sending off against Maritzburg United hurt hurt the team.

Orlando Pirates lost their first league game of the season when they were beaten by two goals to one by Maritzburg United on Wednesday night.

Benni McCarthy opened the scoring for his team which saw the Sea Robbers go into the lead during the opening 45 minutes. However, the former Bafana Bafana striker turned from hero to villain after being sent off before for a second bookable offense which forced his team-mates to play the enitre second-half with only ten men.

Bucs assistant coach Tebogo Moloi did not travel with the team to Pietermaritzburg although he watched the game on the television. He said the McCarthy’s sending off hurt the team and if they finished the game with 11 men, there may have been a different outcome.

 "You know I don't travel with the away games. I only sit on the bench on home games but yes the Benni red card cost us the game. After his red card we did not play our normal game and that affected our performance.

 “Such things happen in football but we have to try and control them. It is still early in the season, we will have to come out of this disappointment and win games," the former Pirates midfielder said.

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  • Heinster - 2011-08-25 13:35

    That is why Tebogo is still and will stay an assistant coach because he was probably smoking weed when he made this statement - Benni was the best when he left for England and now on his return is the best playa in the PST - Don't be like that

  • Mawelele - 2011-08-25 13:35

    Benni's lack of discipline will cost Pirates... he is supposed to be leading the youngsters not acting like this.

  • Keith3663 - 2011-08-25 13:55

    Same old Same old ... Benni, its time to retire fatboy ... you are past your sell by date

  • matubeng - 2011-08-25 13:56

    It is not the last one, he will get lot more of that kind. He is such a brat and will destabilise the boys at Pirates. We know very well that he likes to throw tantrums, and act BIG.

  • donnytone - 2011-08-25 14:06

    I'm not a Bucs supporter and I don't agree with Tebogo's statement bt I feel ppl just hate Benny, I mean that thing was not suppose to be a yellow card. Benny will come back and in a few months time he will be wearing the national team jersy. Watch the space coz fat boy is losing weight

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-08-25 14:14

    Benni seems to have come back to form...2 goals already ! That fat ref was puffing & panting and always 40 metres away from the action...That second yellow was a bit harsh... Anyway, my Team of Choice won ! Up the United !!!

  • Nari - 2011-08-25 14:18

    Its too early to be say anything about Benny but he is going to be the top goal scorer more than 15 goals from Benny to come - 2011-08-25 14:28

      Once & Always...!

  • - 2011-08-25 14:24

    People must just stop hating on our Goal machine!

  • gilbert.mkasi - 2011-08-25 14:37

    it's important to comment out of a soccer fan,n a referee ws unfair on benni....undastand dt most ppl hate benni cos of de de man is a gud player cos whn he plays he sticks to basic football...trap n pass....his experience makes a huge difference....i stil ddnt c de nid of him bein given a red referee's decision ws out of hatred....he cudnt even run as he's tooo fat.....m learning a lot from benni unlyk most players in de pls who dnt even desev to b de as deyy cnt even trap de bol....

  • AndV - 2011-08-25 14:38

    Benni who?

      malepfana - 2011-08-25 14:54

      boom boom MacCow

  • Musa Ngubane - 2011-08-25 14:59

    Benni is ill-disciplined. I have seen him challenging every referee decision against him. He is more of a referee than a player. One brother says Benni will be back wearing the Bafana jersey. No, No, No, ... we are not that desperate. More red cards are coming. Benni, play the ball, leave referees alone. Benni who? Eish,... tired & trusted!

  • MIM128 - 2011-08-25 16:02

    Since does a big club like Pirates not afford plane tickets for assistant coaches? Or is Tebogo afraid of flying? Ask Colonel Dr Khoza to buy you a DB9 then...

  • Thefactxxx - 2011-08-25 21:59

    exactly, he's a attacker!!!! FACT

  • SKILLZ187 - 2011-08-26 11:37

    Some times you have to fall to rise again even more powerful

  • SKILLZ187 - 2011-08-26 12:09

    I agree with you Heinster

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