Igesund calls up Benni McCarthy

By Drum Digital
03 September 2012

South African soccer coach Gordon Igesund called up veteran Bafana Bafana star Benni McCarthy into the squad on Sunday, after Mamelodi Sundowns striker Edward Manqele sustained an injury.

Manqele, who had been called up as a replacement for Siyabonga Nomvethe, pulled a hamstrong during the match against Maritzburg United on Sunday afternoon.

The veteran Nomvethe was carried off injured on Saturday evening during Moroka Swallows' match against Orlando Pirates, prompting Igesund to name Manqele as his replacement on Sunday morning.

Just hours later, Manqele himself pulled a hamstring forcing Igesund to turn to the veteran McCarthy.

Bafana Bafana leave for Sao Paulo on Monday morning to play five-time FIFA World Cup champions Brazil on Friday.

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