DURBAN – Like him or not, Benni McCarthy is something on an iconic figure in South African football and everything he touches usually turns into gold. The Cape Town City boss is still a novice on the coaching front but he appears to be developing a good reputation. He is now in his second year in his new journey.
The all-time-leading goalscorer for Bafana is making strides with the Citizens, having already captured the MTN8 crown.
It is rare for young coaches to be thrust into the elite league and in less than two seasons take a team to two cup finals. But McCarthy has made it look easy.
It may be early to make an informed judgement whether the former FC Porto hitman is a suitable candidate for Bafana coach, but I believe he is worth a gamble. We have, after all, taken bigger gambles in the past ... Brazilian Joel Santana springs to mind.
The other candidate deserving of a second chance is Pitso “Jingles” Mosimane but he has ruled himself out. I do, however, believe that Mosimane still has unfinished business with the national team following his first stint between 2010 and 2012.