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Benni McCarthy: I am not hungry to dip into the transfer market

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AmaZulu head coach Benni McCarthy says he won't rush to make signings before properly assessing his squad.

The former Cape Town City boss was installed by AmaZulu ahead of the holiday break and saw an immediate upturn in fortune as his side beat Chippa United 3-1.

Up next for the eighth-placed Usuthu is a trip to 10th-placed MTN8 runners-up Bloemfotein Celtic on Sunday 10 January 2021, giving McCarthy some time to run the rule over his inherited squad.

Speaking to the media, McCarthy was reported by Soccer Laduma as saying that apart from just buying new players, he hopes to improve their current side.

He said: "I think we have a massive and big squad and if I call myself a coach, I should make these players better.

"So instead of looking to buy a finished product, I can make the good players - that we already have - the real deal and the finished product."

He added: "I want to work, I am not in a hurry, I am not hungry to dip into the transfer market and see what players we can get.

"I think we've got a really big and good enough squad but if there’s a necessity when I make my assessment, I will speak to the chairman but at this point in time, it doesn't look like there is anything that I need."

- TEAMtalk media

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