McCarthy reveals 'deadly' plans for Ntuli


AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy has revealed his plans to transform Bonginkosi Ntuli into one of the deadliest strikers in the country.

Ntuli has revived his career after a very challenging stint with Mamelodi Sundowns and since he returned to KwaZulu-Natal, he has been one of the key players for Usuthu for the last three years.

The 29-year-old's consistent performances have led to interest from bigger clubs, although nothing materialised in the last transfer window.

But now McCarthy, who joined the club towards the end of 2020, is looking to use his experience as a top striker during his playing days to assist the club's top marksman reach new heights.

"Bongi Ntuli is back in training and once he gets to the level where he can become his best, I want to help make him one of the top and deadliest strikers in the league," McCarthy said recently.

"Like Shaka [Siphelele Mthembu], he's got physics and speed, he's got eyes for goal and I want to work with the guys [to improve them]."

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Besides Ntuli, Usuthu have other strikers who have worked with McCarthy before such as Siphelele Mthembu and Lehlohonolo Majoro.

The coach believes it will give him a good headache to select between the strikers but is happy to give everyone a fair chance.

"Oh no, it's a headache and healthy, it's a migraine when you have these players back, but I think it's a good migraine because we will be able to swipe and change," he added.

"When you see the performances Shaka is putting in, he deserves to be in the starting line-up. Then you've got Majoro who has just come back, he scores goals for the team.

"He works hard for the team at his age and he sets the benchmark and tone of what we want to."

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