McCarthy eyes up Ajax move

2011-07-22 09:37

Johannesburg - Benni McCarthy continues to talk up a move to Ajax Cape Town as he angles for a contract with the Premier Soccer League club.

Pics: Benni training with Ajax CT

Initial reports in the press appeared to speculate that McCarthy would use his time with the Urban Warriors to regain some semblance of fitness before trying his hand at another overseas move. But the former Porto, Blackburn and West Ham player has revealed that Ajax would be his first choice destination for next season.

McCarthy attended his first training session at Ikamva on Thursday where he looked leaner and sharper compared to just a few months ago when still a Hammers striker.

He told the club's official website: "I enjoyed my first training session with Ajax Cape Town on Thursday.

"This morning's training session was a good session for me. The players here made me feel like one of the boys and I settled in easily.

"I am impressed by the facilities here. Before I left there were only two fields, now when you look out from the balcony you can see five perfect fields making this complex equal to the best anywhere in the world.

"Wednesday night I watched the team play a friendly at Nyanga Stadium and I must say they are quick and very skillful. There are a few players here that really impressed me and they could make it internationally if given the chance.

"I would like to thank the club for allowing me to train with the team as it gives me an opportunity to be with my family here in Cape Town."


  • McDaNife - 2011-07-22 10:08

    Welcome fat boy!

      Wes - 2011-07-22 11:00

      I am sure the pot is calling the kettle black...

  • StoneKnows - 2011-07-22 11:17

    i read somewhere thats his lost a ton of weight, saw a pic as well and he looked very much improved.

  • Tlou - 2011-07-22 12:04

    benni in psl team,no i don't believe this after what has done to our national team,now he want to play in our stadiums.go to helllllllllllllllll........

  • crazydude - 2011-07-22 13:26

    If Ajax can get him at a 'PSL wage' then I say go for it. He may no longer be the best SA striker, but he could still be useful for Ajax. I would hate to see them give him anything near the stupid amount of money he was making at Blackburn and West Ham though. That would likely hurt them financially with nowhere near a good on field return.

  • Nathan Titus - 2011-07-22 13:59

    Benni's in the canteen area!

  • africa - 2011-07-23 00:41

    He has become the scout of Ajax

  • Tunkisi - 2011-07-24 01:28

    One of the best Bafana strikers we ever had!!!! I saw his pics and Benni is back......................I can't wait to see him i action,,,,Benni your jersey is waiting for you at the bafana camp

  • Winston - 2011-07-24 18:48

    Benni may be impressed with the Ajax facilities for now but when he sees what Mikes Kitchen has to offer I reckon he may be swayed to sign for them .

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