CAPE TOWN – Benni McCarthy makes no secret of the fact that the Bafana Bafana job is pencilled in on the ambitious coaching journey he has embarked upon.
However, for those who expect him to be in the running if Stuart Baxter, the current SA national football coach, quits or is fired, there’s some bad news: Bafana may be in McCarthy’s future, but certainly not anytime soon.
Since retiring from the game as a player, McCarthy has quickly equipped himself as a coach - he has a Uefa Pro badge, the highest qualification in Europe - and he also set himself various coaching goals.
In reflecting on his ambitions as a coach, McCarthy said that, right now, there is only one objective fuelling his drive to succeed: to inspire Cape Town City to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) title.
“I’ve set goals for the team and myself,” said McCarthy. “We are going for the PSL title. I’ve had two seasons in which I’ve learnt a lot, worked hard, and the team has been there and thereabouts (City finished fifth in McCarthy’s first season and fourth in the second).