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Benni McCarthy takes over at AmaZulu

Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy has been confirmed as the new coach of AmaZulu.

The 43-year-old replaces Ayanda Dlamini for his second job in South Africa’s top-flight, having coached Cape Town City between 2017 and 2019, winning the MTN8 title in 2018.

McCarthy was also on a shortlist for the head coach position at Scottish Premiership side Hearts before they opted for Robbie Neilson.

As a player, McCarthy enjoyed a stellar career which started at Seven Stars, before making his name in Europe with Ajax Amsterdam, Celta Vigo and FC Porto, where he won the 2004 UEFA Champions League under Jose Mourinho.

He also enjoyed spells in England with Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United, before a swansong in South Africa with Orlando Pirates.

McCarthy remains his country’s leading marksman, having netted 31 goals for Bafana.

He will be on the bench for AmaZulu's League clash against Golden Arrows on Wednesday evening.


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