Axed Benni ready to add his voice in support

2010-06-02 00:00

BENNI McCarthy’s World Cup squad snub grabbed all the headlines, but in truth the West Ham striker’s omission was hardly a surprise.

Short of game time due to injury since his move to the Hammers in January, South Africa’s all-time record scorer’s lack of fitness counted against him in the final cut.

“No one’s place in the squad is a given. I’m proud to have had the privilege of being capped before … but this time it wasn’t meant to be,” he said shortly after the announcement.

McCarthy, embracing his new role as a fan, added that if the country can re-create the “carnival spirit” of the Super 14 matches in Soweto, Bafana Bafana can excel.

Despite what must be a massive disappointment, he added that his role now is to join in that support.

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