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McCarthy: Nomvethe has been a breath of fresh air

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Siyabonga Nomvethe (Press Association)
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AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy has revealed the importance of bringing Siyabonga Nomvethe back to the DStv Premiership club to be his assistant coach.

McCarthy was announced not long after Ayanda Dlamini stepped down from the role of head coach.

Dlamini's assistant Allan Freese has since left Usuthu, with former club legend Nomvethe taking his place.

The 43-year-old is an AmaZulu legend for this time at the club and McCarthy was quick to sing Nomvethe's praises.

He was reported on KickOff to have said: "You know I thought in football, coaching is one of the most lonely jobs.

"As a coach it can be lonely being out there even though you've got a team in the back, but still you are on your own. Really it seemed like I was so lonely by myself.

"But you know what, I've asked Nomvethe to join our technical team. He has been a breath of fresh air. You know he still looks like a player; he still behaves like that in the team.

"It's so important to have someone from Durban, someone from the township who comes from the ranks and played at the highest level, a Bafana Bafana legend who was my striking partner."

McCarthy secured a 3-1 win over Chippa United in his first game in charge of the team, on Sunday.

- TEAMtalk media

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