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McCarthy: Chiefs, it's a family

2015-03-12 12:56
Fabian McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Fabian McCarthy admits that when he left Naturena in 2008 that it was an emotional moment for him as a player.

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According to Chiefs’ official Facebook page, the 37-year-old reveals that being a former player people are often recognising him and he knows that he is representing Amakhosi forever because of that.

“Kaizer Chiefs is such a big institution,” said McCarthy.

“People still recognize me because I am a former Chiefs player. That’s what having played for the Club does to you.

“I supported the Amakhosi as a youngster. From that time I understand what the Club is all about. So when I played for Chiefs, I always cared to represent the team well, both on- and off-the-field.”

McCarthy touches on the day he left the club: “It was emotional when I left Chiefs. Chairman Kaizer Motaung came to personally say goodbye.

“It brought tears to my eyes. I always told young players: ‘This is not just a club, it’s a family’,” McCarthy expressed.

The defender represented the Amakhosi from 2003 until 2008. During that time, Chiefs won twice the league title (in 2004 and 2005) and numerous Cup trophies.

McCarthy’s favourite Chiefs XI (4-5-1 system):

Rowen Fernandez, Cyril Nzama, Fabian McCarthy, Patrick Mayo, David Kannemeyer, Jabu Pule (Mahlangu), Jabulani Mendu, David Mathebula, Stanton Fredericks, John Moshoeu, Shaun Bartlett.

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