By Isaac Ndou
Cape Town City Coach Benni McCarthy has bemoaned his attacking charges for not delivering to standard, going as far as saying that he feels he should come out of retirement and show his strikers a thing or two in front of goal at the age of 40.
McCarthy’s men have only delivered a shameful 7 goals in their last 10 outings, propelling their fall from the league title race this season. The reigning Bafana Bafana all time top scorer has witnessed his strikers miss clear cut chances which if converted, could have put them in a better position than where they are now.
“I don’t know if I must maybe go for liposuction to get myself to play again, maybe that would do the trick because maybe some of the players will be a bit embarrassed by a 40 year old taking their place and doing unbelievably well. I back myself I could do better than what a few of them are doing. Not that I’m talking down on my players, but this is just happening far too often, i don’t know what to say or do anymore”, expressed McCarthy
“In training , every single day, its half an hour or the whole session is focused on scoring goals, getting into good areas, cut-backs, strikers in the box, So they can’t complain that they don’t get enough of it, but come game-time…..”, he continued.
Benni, probably the most decorated striker South Africa has ever seen played for Seven Stars (South Africa), Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands), Celta Vigo (Spain), FC Porto (Portugal), Blackburn Rovers (England), West Ham United (England) and Orlando Pirates (South Africa) in his professional career and scored an overall 161 goals in 387 appearances, including a UEFA Champions league medal with Porto in 2006. He also scored 31 goals in 80 appearances for Bafana Bafana.