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Benni Breaks Silence On Bafana Links

Amid public calls for Benni McCarthy to become the new Bafana Bafana coach, the AmaZulu coach has for a first time commented on the rumours.

McCarthy, 43, took charge of Usuthu in December and has overseen an impressive run with his new side.

AmaZulu are unbeaten in their last 11 PSL games under McCarthy, winning nine of their last 10 league matches to climb into third place on the log.

The great start to his second coaching job has not gone unnoticed in the public, as the former Cape Town City manager has been linked with the vacant role as South Africa head coach after Molefi Ntseki was released of his duties last week.

McCarthy now admitted that he would seriously consider taking charge of Bafana and dreams of helping the national side to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

“As a former player and a manager now you would want to be in charge of the best teams in the country where you are managing,” the former Orlando Pirates striker told BBC Sport.

“If that comes with the responsibility of taking your national team that’s been struggling – it is something that I wouldn’t rule out.

“As much as I love the day-to-day antics about managing players working on a daily basis and improving them, my national team is struggling so if there is a chance for me to take the reins and take the South African job I would think about it.

“I would really think hard about it because nothing would make me prouder than to manage my country and qualify us to a World Cup tournament.

“That would be one of the highlights of your managing career even though it is such a short space of time, but it is something that I am thinking about and would consider if the opportunity comes.”

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