Benni: I'll score more goals

2011-08-15 07:41

Johannesburg - New Orlando Pirates striker Benni McCarthy has pledged to reward club boss Irvin Khoza for his confidence in him by scoring goals to help Bucs sweep the PSL boards and reclaim the African Champions League title.

Speaking to Sowetan after making a dream debut for Pirates where he scored a goal, McCarthy said he was grateful to Khoza for not doubting his scoring ability.

The Bafana Bafana all- time top goalscorer netted the insurance goal after coming on as a second half substitute to give Pirates a 2-0 win over Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership match at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday night.

The celebrated McCarthy came on for Bongani Ndulula, who scored the first Absa Premiership goal of the season.

'I know that some people doubted that I could still deliver goals. I am happy and honoured Dr Khoza never doubted me," said McCarthy. "It is such a great feeling to score on my debut for a big club like Pirates. I'm happy to have been given a run. I won't rush to be in the starting line-up.

"Fitness-wise I'm fine; it is a work in progress. I want to reward Pirates for their confidence in me by scoring goals to help the club do well in the PSL and African Champions League. I also want to thank the supporters and promise them we will make them happy by winning trophies," said McCarthy.



  • waratawu - 2011-08-15 07:52

    I wonder how big this guy was before his rigorous training and bird food diets cose I still see a very large potbelly there.. but good luck benni

      McDaNife - 2011-08-15 07:57

      Benni claimed he threw away a 14million rand contract to start his career with Pirates, who is he kidding. Anyway it is always a dream to score in your first match. Lets see if he can keep up this tempo.

      roboman1 - 2011-08-15 09:49

      Benni was accused of having big "tits" by his ex west ham very funny riposte by the west ham deputy chairwoman who finally fired Benni after desperately trying to motivate him. Khoza may succeed where the Poms couldnt, the African way is far more sinister, if he doesnt get into shape the Bucs mafia will not let him skin them of cash, they will sort him out well and good. He better perform here or else

      Neles - 2011-08-15 16:29

      Benni Boepwurm

  • evereadydude - 2011-08-15 07:58

    Hoekom is daar nie een wit speler in Chiefs of Pirates se spanne nie. Waar is die transformasie. Wit spelers moet in development spanne gekies word, komaan sokkerbase my kind is wit en kan nie rugby speel nie, so laat weet asb van julle transformasie spanne, dat ek hom kan stuur! oja hy kan ook nie sokker speel nie, maar ek glo soos met die rugby transformasie spanne, sal julle hom kan leer!

      Lunga - 2011-08-15 08:09

      Keegan Ritchie?

      Michael - 2011-08-15 08:31

      @Evereadydude there is something that people like you never understands. Transformation is aimed at redressing the imbalances created by DENYING certain race to play a particular sport under grand apartheid policies. Whites were never barred from playing soccer, so what would you be redressing? If a person (of a particular race) decides not to play a sport by choice let it be, unless you want to introduce "compulsory conscription" as opposed to "transformation" whereby white race would be forced to participate in certain sporting codes. "VERSTAAN JY?"

      mfanawise - 2011-08-15 08:57

      take neil tovey greatest captain of all time david somma, mathew patteson to name the few those players are white and we used and are using them in the national team i dnt knw wat you are getting at but i strongly believe that selection should never b about race rather capability

      Larry - 2011-08-15 10:49

      Comments in AFRIKAANS not wanted here... ons jaag jou uit Evereadydude!

      BlueRaven - 2011-08-15 11:18

      Wow Lunga ONE white player??? NOT GOOD ENOUGH, we demand our local soccer teams represent all South Africans. Bafana Bafana is too black! @Larry shame... we don't care what you want, last time I checked this is STILL a free country and people can comment in whatever language they choose.

      mileslogan - 2011-08-15 13:52

      @Evereadydude...put back your V's batteries and start know's not even worth it. Om bo uit te kom moet jy jou broekie af trek of jou sokkies op trek...maar een ding is verseker...Buk gaan jy buk...nou gaan leer jou kind dit!!

      RacingShark - 2011-08-15 19:35

      Mayb im going to make a huge generalization but from my experience, "whites" especially "Afrikaans whites" dnt generally get involved in football. There are some but not much and most of the time they are "English whites". But once again this is a huge generalization and stand to be corrected but just stating my observations from school and the work place.

      Setshutshu - 2011-08-16 16:29

      Soccer is about skill, not strength. Afrikaners believe in strength and not tact, and wont make it in soccer, stick to rugby. Like you said, your son can't play rugby either, what makes you think he can play soccer. If he can't block an oval ball using his body, how in this world is he going to control a free rolling perfectly round ball using his feet only. Maybe he should try body building.

  • Chief Kok - 2011-08-15 08:02

    Still a little fat, but you go Benni.

  • Observer - 2011-08-15 08:13

    Give that man a Happy Meal!

      Michael - 2011-08-15 14:26

      Happy meal for the Happy People!!!

  • Hamilton Ngwenya - 2011-08-15 08:15

    Shape up and Keep them coming, Benni. Up The Bucs!

  • Riley786 - 2011-08-15 08:16

    Welld one Benni......your skills will show that you still capable of scoring goals.

      Skully - 2011-08-15 13:30

      He should be capable of scoring in the PSL, after the level he was playing in before!

  • desmond.thurston - 2011-08-15 08:26

    fat but deadlly

      Mourinho1 - 2011-08-15 08:44

      lmao..u so funny dude...

      InternetMan - 2011-08-15 09:49

      There's fat people in this country too you know. Benni represents them. Stand strong brothers!

  • Vktt - 2011-08-15 08:27

    Great confidence. I wish u all that success u wish for Pirates. I hope u will deliver as u promise and achieve best results.......

  • Hamilton Ngwenya - 2011-08-15 10:15

    Like Michael stated earlier no race has ever been denied to ply their talent in soccer. May be PA is refusing Gert to play soccer with the Swartes.

      BlueRaven - 2011-08-15 10:57

      Well Bafana Bafana looks pretty black to me! I guess they are stopping the whites progress at senior level then? Soccer is too black! We demand transformation,we want our soccer teams to represent all races, we don't care if we don't field the best and if we lose because of it as long as the team represents all racial groups in SA. Ps. No race is being denied playing rugby either.

      BlueRaven - 2011-08-15 11:24

      Luthulihouse no I am not mad... time us whites also DEMAND our national and local soccer teams represent the whole country. If you people can DEMAND transformation in rugby surely we can DEMAND transformation in soccer? SA Soccer is TOO BLACK!!! We DEMAND a team that represents South Africa the rainbow nation, I only see one colour in your rainbow and that is BLACK.

      tommy 2 - 2011-08-15 13:58

      @blueraven, The problems is with most whites they want catch the ball & run with it. They want to kick over the goals. At the centre of the line,they want to scrum. Most whites think a soccerball in S.A. think a soccer ball is square. Well indians will are involved in soccer,from administration to being agents. If you really want to see boers in bafana then please tell them not to listen to they fathers about not playing soccer at juniour level.

      BlueRaven - 2011-08-15 15:22

      Really? Amazing that when we won the African Cup of Nations in 1996 there were 4 white players in the team. Maybe we as South Africans should start encouraging all sports in all the schools and leave politics out of sports and sport will sort itself out and who knows maybe we can be competitive in all sports.

  • Musa Ngubane - 2011-08-15 21:46

    That goal Benni scored was soft. We can't read much from it. I would have scored it as well. I read from facebook: this bhakaniya says Benni will score 30 goals. How many? I think he means 03! Benni who? Eish.... tired & trusted!

      siphiwe ngidi - 2011-08-16 20:17

      Don't worry Bennie just score goals wheather soft or not as long as the refree calls it a goal.

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