Benni McCarthy is 'ready to race like Usain Bolt' at AmaZulu

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Benni McCarthy and Sandile Zungu (Gallo Images)
Benni McCarthy and Sandile Zungu (Gallo Images)

New AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy says he has lofty ambitions for his new club after his signing on Monday.

The former Cape Town City boss has been out of work since leaving the Citizens in November 2019.

He needed little convincing to join the ambitious project that has seen Usuthu overhaul their squad this season with a number of impressive signings.

Club chairman Sandile Zungu insists he took the opportunity to hire McCarthy as he bids for a top-four finish this season.

But for the former Champions League winner, his sights might be set even higher.

McCarthy was reported by the SowetanLIVE to have said: "The chairman wants the top four, but my ambitions are far more than the chairman's. My baby years are over. I have done my baby steps.

"I learned how to walk when I coached at Cape Town City. Now I'm ready to race like Usain Bolt. I'm ready for the world champions 100m with the players that AmaZulu have. I can't see why I can't run that race or even aim for a top spot.

"I'm not arrogant about it, but I know what I can bring to the table, and I know if the players can give me the cooperation with the quality that they have, what I think we can achieve. I think this club can reach their target far quicker than expected.

"I see so much potential. The signings that the chairman and the club have made show that the intentions are there.

"They want to compete. They don't just want to fill the numbers. They want to be up there at the top."

- TEAMtalk media

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