Comitis: Benni's back in the boxing ring


Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has lauded the return of South African football legend Benni McCarthy to the DStv Premiership.

The former Bafana Bafana international recently took over the coaching duties at AmaZulu FC last week and immediately turned things around as his new side humiliated Chippa United 3-1 on Sunday.

McCarthy cut his coaching teeth as head coach of the Citizens but was shown the door in November 2019 following a string of poor results.

City were in position 13 after nine games last season when they parted ways with the former UEFA Champions League winner. He won only two of his last 18 matches in Cape Town.

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In only his second season in charge, McCarthy won the club its second trophy in the form of the 2018/19 MTN8 trophy.

"That's a great thing for South African football, I'm glad he's back in the boxing ring," Comitis tells

"He's a great character for the game, he's passionate for football. He's given so much to the game, you know he has to be back, he has to be involved. You can't have people like that not involved in the game."

Comitis says he does not have any advise for Usuthu on how to work with the former top striker.

"I don't have advice, my only thing is that he was a great coach for us and I wish him all the best," he adds. "All I can say is he was a great coach for us and I'm very happy he's back."

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