Bucs: Benni’s work rate leaves trainer ‘highly impressed’

2011-08-05 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Benni McCarthy’s efforts on the practice field already have Orlando Pirates fitness trainer Japhet Borges singing the striker’s praises.

The 33-year-old, who signed a two-year deal with Bucs on Tuesday, underwent his first training session on Wednesday with Borges impressed with what he has seen thus far.

“I am happy with Benni,” the Pirates fitness guru told the club’s official website. “I know it’s early days but from the little I’ve seen so far ... I’m very happy.”

Borges added, “It’s only his first training with the team, but I am highly impressed by his work rate.”

McCarthy claims he is close to match fitness and is eager to satisfy his appetite for the real game environment.

“I am hungry for action and I want to play as soon as I can. Nonetheless, I will take it step by step until I am ready to don the famous black and white colours of the Buccaneers.

“Overall, I really enjoyed my first day at training for Pirates and I am looking forward to joining the rest of the team for full training very soon.

“But for now, I am fully focused on working on my fitness and the rest will follow.” — Football365.

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