Carnell backs 3 SA coaches for success

SA Players Abroad

Bradley Carnell is one of the few South African coaches who are thriving abroad, and the ex-Bafana Bafana defender has now named former teammate Benni McCarthy as one of three local coaches he believes are destined for success.

Having previously held the assistant manager's role at Orlando Pirates, Carnell is currently second-in-command to Chris Armas at MLS side New York Red Bulls. 

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The former South Africa international has been at the US-based club since 2017, but has kept his eye on football back home, where three local coaches have caught his eye.

"Benni McCarthy came in at Cape Town City and he did a great job with them," Carnell told

"Rulani Mokwena, I think he's highly educated with his coaching expertise and he's had the best platform to learn and to grow. It's only a matter of time before big things come from him.

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"Fadlu Davids, as well, is another coach, a young up-and-coming. If you always look at a young up-and-coming coach, you always have to go one step further back, what were his roots and who did he look up to.

"Now, it's up to them to find their own way."