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McCarthy – Both Clubs Can Benefit

AmaZulu Head Coach Benni McCarthy says having both Usuthu and Golden Arrows performing well at the same can only be good for Durban football.

McCarthy was speaking ahead of their upcoming Nedbank Cup game, where the two clubs will meet in the last 32 of the competition.

Arrows are currently 4th on the DStv Premiership table, with AmaZulu four points behind in 7th spot, and both teams go into this knockout game on the back of wins after Arrows beat Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu beat Bloemfontein Celtic mid-week.

Arrows host Usuthu on Saturday at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium

When asked by iDiski Times during the online presser how important it is to have two teams in Durban performing well at the same time, McCarthy had the following to say:

“No, Rob, it’s important because when you have two teams in one city, it’s always great. You know, when the two teams can do well, it will only help the football this part of the world you know, ” McCarthy said in the build-up the weekend’s game.

“People will start showing more interest in the game because the two Durban clubs are really fighting for things, and we competing and we find ourselves in the top end of the league table.”

“But also, the crucial part is are we eventually going to start seeing a rise in numbers of the fans, when they will be allowed back into the stadium one of these days, and we all know what a passionate nation the Kwazulu-Natal area is for football you know. Whatever final gets brought to Durban whatever games are played in Durban, the quality of the fans, always supporting their teams and that.”

“But now AmaZulu and Arrows can start wheeling in new fans that supporting the club, so yeah, I think both clubs can can benefit very much from from the quality of the football that they both play in in the DStv league at the moment.”

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.