Benni 'privileged' to be linked with Soweto giants


Former AmaZulu head coach Benni McCarthy has played down his continued links to both Soweto giants as mere speculation.

McCarthy has reportedly attracted interest from several top-flight clubs since parting ways with AmaZulu in March.

The record Bafana Bafana goalscorer was back in the country over the weekend to attend the star-studded Heineken All-Invitation five-a-side exhibition in Midrand.

McCarthy declared himself available for managerial offers both locally and internationally but played down links to Kaizer Chiefs.

"The last time I checked, Arthur was in charge at Chiefs and doing a fantastic job," McCarthy tells KickOff.

"I think that job is not vacant as it is being occupied by Arthur Zwane who is doing an incredible job.

"So well done to him, he deserves his opportunity, and I wish Arthur all the best for the remaining games in the season.

"Being linked to both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are just rumours. You shouldn't take these rumours too seriously.

"It's always nice and a privilege when your name is linked to these clubs because it lets you know you're on the right track and doing something right, and that's great.

"I will continue to do that wherever I am, continue to strive for success, and hopefully one day I will be at the perfect club with the perfect management that wants the same things as I do and share the same aspirations."

McCarthy in recent weeks has been strongly linked to Orlando Pirates, where he enjoyed a successful playing spell.

While also being a leading contender for the vacant SuperSport United job.

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