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Benni – People Are Asking Me About Bafana Stars

Manchester United first team coach Benni McCarthy says he has received a lot of questions about South African players after their heroics at the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Bafana finishing third in the Ivory Coast and impressed throughout the tournament with a majority of locally-based players.

McCarthy spoke to iDiski Times Editor Rob Delport in the current of the newspaper where talked about his pride of answering questions about players he knows from an African league he has coached in.

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The Bafana all time record goal scorer says he was proud that most of the players don’t ply their trade in Europe.

“Yes, it was really nice. And it put a big smile on my face,” McCarthy told iDiski Times.

“Because yeah, people are asking about our players and our league! Because like, ‘Where do these guys play? Because wow, I saw they have skills. And they’re really good and quick and this and that’.

“And I said ‘Yeh, they all played in the South African league’.

“So it’s nice that you are able to say that, not just ‘Ah he plays in Europe, he plays in Europe’, where people think that’s normal.

“But they all play in South Africa, and the fact that we’ve done what we’ve done so yeah, so really happy to speak about the rising of our players’ profiles and our national team, with people over here. So that’s been good.”

You can read McCarthy’s full interview with Delport in edition 142 available for free when you subscribe to iDiski Times WhatsApp channel by clicking below.

Rob Delport
Rob Delport
Rob Delport is a walking football encyclopedia, having been a mainstay in the Cape Town football scene for years. Rob has previously worked for SABC and various websites and publications across Africa, as well as being the South African Head Researcher for Football Manager and doing a similar role occasionally for EA Sports FIFA. Highly respected, Rob is now a senior iDiski Times website and newspaper writer, and is also responsible for the newspaper's editorial.