Former AmaZulu and Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has laughed off rumours linking him to both the Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates jobs.
McCarthy flew into South Africa this week for the Heineken All Invitational 5-a-side game and was part of the launch event on Friday.
McCarthy was asked about his links to Chiefs and Pirates, but the former Bafana Bafana striker dismissed the links as nothing more than rumours, and said he has the utmost respect for both Arthur Zwane at Chiefs and Mandla Ncikazi at Pirates, and wouldn’t entertain questions talking about those posts as if they are vacant.
“Last time I checked Arthur Zwane was still in charge, and doing a fantastically great job,” McCarthy responded to questions about being linked to Chiefs.
“A young coach, why not? So ja, I think that job is not vacant, because it’s occupied by Arthur Zwane and he is doing an incredible job.
“So, you know, well done to him, he deserves his opportunity. I wish Arthur the best for the remaining matches in the league and for Kaizer Chiefs.
“And my old club, Orlando Pirates, I wish them all the best in the second leg for qualifications for the final of the Confederation Cup.
“Coach Mandla, great guy, good friend of mine. So I want nothing but success for him. So I wish him everything of the best in that endeavours.
“Me being linked to both, it’s just a rumour. Don’t take anything serious about rumours.”
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McCarthy is one of several football legends from South Africa and abroad who will be involved in the Heineken All Invitational 5-a-side game. Other names who will share the pitch with the Bafana all-time record goalscorer are Lucas Radebe, Portia Modise, Teko Modise, Amanda Dlamini, Brian Baloyi as well as international legends such as Clarence Seedorf, Luis Garcia, Rosella Ayane and Kristine Lilly.
The exhibition match will kick off on Saturday at 19:30. You can watch it live on SuperSport Variety 4, channel 209 and streaming live on Heineken® South Africa Facebook page, SuperSport’s Facebook page and Showmax Pro.