New AmaZulu Head Coach Benni McCarthy says he had so much fun with his new assistant Siyabonga Nomvethe during their first game in charge, and he is excited to have ‘Bhele’ on board.
Nomvethe was roped in by McCarthy to join his technical team, and the two former Bafana Bafana teammates were on the bench as AmaZulu beat Chippa United 3-1 this past weekend.
McCarthy feels that they are going to be a great combination, as they look to bring an exciting brand of football to Usuthu.
“You know what, I thought in football being the coach is already the loneliest job in the world. It’s one of the loneliest jobs in the world because out there you’ve got your team behind you, but you’re still by yourself, and it really looked like I was by my lonesome self,” McCarthy said.
“But you know what, Bhele has come, I asked him to join my coaching staff, and he’s just been a breath of fresh air!”
“He still looks like he’s a player, he still behaves like he fits in with the group, with the team, but I just think it’s so nice that you have someone from Durban, someone from the townships, someone from the locals, who has come through the ranks, who has played at the highest level.”
“He’s been a Bafana legend, he was my strike partner for so many years, you know, we’ve just got such a good combination, a good partnership, so for him to accept me asking him to be one of my coaches on my team, it was a delight.”
“And we had so much fun! Me and him, we had so much fun.”
“Myself and Bhele, two young guys, who a lot of people think they don’t have what it takes, we just had fun with it! And it showed in the way the team played, the players played, that they know this is going to be a fun team, this is going to be a team that play electrifying exciting football. This is a team that wants to play football to entertain the fans, football to score a lot of goals, and football to win matches, you know three points is fundamental to us.”
“And when you’ve got two guys who’ve done it at the highest level, sitting together, working together, what more can you ask for?”