Benni's next move still unclear

Orlando Pirates are hoping that the chance of winning a Champions League medal will keep Benni McCarthy at the club

Posted: 28 January 2013 Time: 12:42 pm

With just four days to go before the January transfer window closes, Orlando Pirates are hoping their desire to win the CAF Champions League will persuade Benni McCarthy to extend his stay with the club.

The 35-year-old striker has been included in Pirates' African Champions League team, despite the fact that his contract will run out at the end of the current season.

According to Fifa rules, Benni is entitled to hold discussions with any team during the January transfer window.

READ: Benni mum on future

However, Pirates have stepped up their efforts to persuade Bafana Bafana's all-time goal scorer not to jump ship.

"The talks with Benni are taking place at a higher level and the best person who can really say whether or not he will remain with Pirates is the player himself," Pirates spokesperson Mickey Modisane tells KickOff.com.

"Benni is part of our Champions League team and he is still our player. There is really nothing further I can say," adds Modisane.

McCarthy's business manager, Rob Moore, has been quoted by the local media confirming that USA or China might be the next destination for the player.

Article by: Farirayi Kahwemba

Previous comments on this story...

kenkaba
posted: 12:45 pm
In the usa he will grow fatter. At least in china he can eat snails not mcdonalds
kenkaba
posted: 12:46 pm
Let me tell u SA idiots what our players eat to keep fit..oh wait..u dont deserve to know. Keep eating makwinya
MAMINZELA
posted: 12:48 pm
Kick Off go to Naturena and find out from Josta Foschini Dladla if the desire to play in the Gauteng Premier Cup will make him stay longer after Nale left
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 12:50 pm
If it is unclear why report it, why not wait for it to be clear. Nxa stupid editor
MAMINZELA
posted: 12:52 pm
Orlando Purates news sells thats why you have this editor reporting on Benni's contract,Kalaba and Awal's moves over and over again
Mr T Wa Champ
posted: 12:54 pm
Benni Benni, mfana just stay at Pirates
At your age you cannot be changing clubs like a youngster
You are guaranteed a League Medal and 2 or 3 Cup medals with us
Bizzabo1
posted: 12:55 pm
kenkaba

dude where are you from?
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:57 pm
At R450 000 a month of course they must include him in the Champions League squad.....

Need I remind all the blogger that Benny is yet to score a goal this season.
... joe banana.....
posted: 12:57 pm
MAMINZELA

posted: 12:52 pm | Report

Orlando Purates news sells thats why you have this editor reporting on Benni's contract,Kalaba and Awal's moves over and over again
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LOL......! kwa kwa kwa kwa....tl tl tl tl tl...
Piratesmy religion
posted: 01:04 pm
Man U and Arsenal are condeding goals left and right in the name of Tall keeper while the zebras has finest short stopper...History will judge his manager hardshly if he does not go to Europe. back to the article...Benni said he came back to win things with Pirates so no need to panick
almokoena
posted: 01:07 pm
R 4500000 a month for someone who hasn't school a single goal this season, isn't bit crazy to understand! The guy is like David Beckam but the only difference is that Becker help his team wins cup after cup!!!!
MAMINZELA
posted: 01:10 pm
almokoenaposted: 01:07 pm | Report R 4500000 a month for someone who hasn't school a single goal this season, isn't bit crazy to understand! The guy is like David Beckam but the only difference is that Becker help his team wins cup after cup!!!!

Go to school Fool
Liesbeeck
posted: 01:12 pm
There is nothing new in this news that we dont know of. Please editor give us something fresh stop recycling the same news
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 01:15 pm
The Phefeni Boy

At R450 000 a month of course they must include him in the Champions League squad.....

Need I remind all the blogger that Benny is yet to score a goal this season.

u lost sight to the fact that, he was injured for most part of the 1st season hence he is not in the AFCON as well.

The Phefeni boy: u have carried on with a mission of proving to be the best dumb blogger. Please read Kick Off for dummies.
Gucci Man
posted: 01:16 pm
No overseas team will sign a 35 yr old ,
Weight 158kg
Speed : 2km per week
Stamina: to McDonalds 100%
Stamina: to the gym....12%
Naturena born killer
posted: 01:16 pm
no news here
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 01:17 pm
almokoena
posted: 01:07 pm | Report
R 4500000 a month for someone who hasn't school a single goal this season, isn't bit crazy to understand! The guy is like David Beckam but the only difference is that Becker help his team wins cup after cup!!!!

a team manager at Chiefs told SA court that he was earning R100,000, Now from a hierarchy point of view if Bobby was not lying then this means no one earns more than Bobby at Chiefs. Its logical.

So Bennie earns 4 times more than a Chiefs team manager.......kanjani mara yeh.
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 01:25 pm
We are not just bloggers we the Mob here, the kick-off's Cosa Nostra........we run this!!!!

...........................................Khosilino Crime Family

.....................................The Don(Vacant)..........Consgliere(Gucci Manolo)..................................................

-----------------------------------------The Underboss(Giuseppe Hlabarinto)--------------------------------------

Capo(Phefelino Ragazzo).................Capo(Ginofeelo Balotelli).....................Capo(Khosiliogo Corleone)


---------------------------------------------------------Made Men-------------------------------------------------------------
:
Msergio Fergo.....Clicko Marconi.......Tabolini Morotozzeli.......Dooba Diamanti........Salvatore Safebelto


PS: I will leave the associates positions for other Khosis to add them
Lord Vincent
posted: 01:27 pm
This is why I've quit following transfer rumors. At the end of the day this article is saying absoloutely nothing. Just like those Rainford Kalaba ones. Some guy who has been promoted by SABC's Soccer 411 as the go to guy regarding transfers went as far as saying the Kalaba issue was a done deal. Rumors are a waste of time
-Cl!ck-
posted: 01:34 pm
Benni McCarthy, who weighs as much as a small truck at more than half a tonne, is attempting to diet while confined to a reinforced bed that he has not left for the past six years because he is so heavy.

He has gained more than 115kg since Joining Orlando Pirates after he was seen surplus by West Ham United. His diet includes a full ox, swimming pool sized milkshakes, bottom-less ribs and 4 KFC buckets.

Now weighing close to 198kg -- the size of 3 hefty rugby players -- McCarthy is still unable to move his swollen legs but hopes to get out of the house next month for only the third time in six years to celebrate his 30-something birthday.

He will still be in bed, hauled onto a tow truck for a trip to the training grounds outside his home. It will be a failed attempt when Gordan Igesund recalls him to the national team.

"It's a miracle I've got this far. I was going to kill myself two years ago when my wife left me, but God sent me excellent doctors," said McCarthy, his torso still huge with flaps of puffy white skin and sagging, fatty bulges.

Source: http://www.orlandopiratesfc.com
Terms of use:

The comments posted do not reflect the views of KickOff.com. Users are reminded that no misuse of this comment facility will be tolerated. Any abusive, racist, inflammatory, defamatory, discriminatory comments or hate speech will be deleted and the user banned.

If legally obliged we will hand over your information under the Protection of Information Act.

Please report abusive posts to editor@kickoff.com.