Cape Town - After much speculation, Cape Town City FC have unveiled Benni McCarthy as the club's new head coach.
This comes after Sport24 reported on Monday that the 39-year-old flew to Cape Town last week to meet with club owner John Comitis.
McCarthy has put pen to paper on a three-year contract which will seem him remain at the club until June 2020.
Comitis revealed that he received 22 applications for the vacancy from various nations across the globe before opting to give McCarthy the job.
This is how Twitter reacted to the official announcement:
Post-match interviews with Benni are going to be lit! Pitso 2.0— Thabani Ndlovu (@Thabani_A) June 13, 2017
Benni was an assistant coach to 3 clubs and is qualified academically so he is ready and its his time so shine @bennimccarthy17— Anything is possible (@PrinceSobayeni) June 13, 2017
Success for Benni will be a success for SA Football. We hope this is a birth of another top local coach. #GoodluckBenni— Siseko Gwegwe (@uSiseko) June 13, 2017
I honestly don't see how Benni can be a coach with that anger he almost like Roger D'Sa????????similar type of a guy temper hot headed impatient— Thapedi Ngwepe (@NimNgw) June 13, 2017
Benni in the area, halakasha! @CapeTownCityFC ????????????— Ridha Ryan (@RidhaRyan) June 13, 2017
Real work starts for Benni, he will soon find out that his biased opinions in Supersport Analyst job are completely different to coaching.— Wiz ???? (@Wizba) June 13, 2017
Benni has the papers (over qualified) no experience...it will be interesting to see how he handles this one ...Congratulations to him ??????— HUMBLE. ???? (@LwandleQue) June 13, 2017
The Commitis family is showing us that everything is possible, they gave Tinkler a chance and now it's Benni... Well done George— Consol Kubayi (@ConsolKubayi) June 13, 2017
Don't know why but I'm happy Benni is getting a chance. Huge gamble, but a chance is a chance. Excited to see how he does.— Khensani (@iamKhens) June 13, 2017
Great move by CTC FC management in appointing "Benni McCarthy". Football means "potential profitable business" to these guys!— Bonginkosi (@bongzee14) June 13, 2017
Wish Benni McCarthy all the best think he might do a good job ,Zidane n Pep have proven that it's possible— Sbusiso (@sbulah07) June 13, 2017
Watch Benni McCarthy win Silverware before Steve Khompela in his first time as head coach pic.twitter.com/kaOZy9lCYH— Kazuya Says (@KazuyaSays) June 13, 2017
From local soccer star to SA greatest soccer export to now head coach of Cape Town City, former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy. ?????? pic.twitter.com/GNkQjVbtRG— Sure Kamhunga (@sure_kamhunga) June 13, 2017
Not every good player makes a great coach. Benni is no exception, so allow the naysayers to do their job.— More Katz ?? (@MO_kAtz7) June 13, 2017
As a Pirates fan this is a sad day for him, Benni McCarthy is officially off the market, he will stay long at City, he will do well there!— SEASONoneEPISODEzero (@Pheaaha) June 13, 2017
Deserving ??? pic.twitter.com/S7Ag4QqzHO— RSA Police Minister (@MbalulaFikile) June 13, 2017