South Africa: Benni Shows Why He is the Best


Veteran striker Benni McCarthy scored twice to earn Orlando Pirates a win and gave the Bafana coach food for thought after excluding him from the squad for 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
  • South Africa:  Benni Brace Brings Pirates Another League Title

    Confederation of African Football, 20 May 2012

    Veteran striker Benni McCarthy scored twice in the second half to earn Orlando Pirates a 4-2 win at Golden Arrows Saturday and a second consecutive South African Premiership title. read more »

Benni McCarthy South African striker celebrating his team Orlando Pirates's victory

  • South Africa:  Pirates Stretch Lead As Sundowns Lose Again

    Confederation of African Football, 22 April 2012

    Orlando Pirates increased their lead at the top of the South African Premiership table to two points Saturday despite being held 0-0 at home by struggling Bidvest Wits. read more »

  • Zambia/South Africa:  Mulenga Nominated for Absa-Lutely Goal Award

    The Times of Zambia, 17 May 2012

    CHIPOLOPOLO midfielder Clifford Mulenga has been nominated for the 2011/12 Absa Premiership Awards for the Absa-lutely Awesome goal category along with veteran striker Benni ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Pirates Go Top After Sharing Soweto Derby Spoils

    Confederation of African Football, 19 April 2012

    Orlando Pirates went to the top of the South African Premiership table Wednesday despite squandering numerous chances in a 0-0 Soweto derby draw at Moroka Swallows. read more »

  • South Africa:  Orlando Pirates Edge Kaizer Chiefs in a Thrilling Soweto Derby

    Confederation of African Football, 18 March 2012

    South Africa's two biggest clubs provided a classic Soweto derby match with five goals and plenty of thrills as Orlando Pirates edged Kaizer Chiefs 3-2 at FNB Stadium on Saturday. read more »

  • Africa:  Pirates Back to Winning Ways

    Confederation of African Football, 23 February 2012

    South Africa league champions , Orlando Pirates bounced back from a stunning Orange CAF Champions League loss to Angolan side Recreativo do Libolo last weekend to edge Platinum ... read more »

  • South Africa:  McCarthy Says Done Playing for Bafana

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 6 November 2011

    Benni McCarthy, South Africa's all-time leading scorer, says he is done playing for national side Bafana Bafana, local media reported Sunday. read more »

  • Africa:  Shocking African Players' Transfers

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 15 September 2011

    They are heading to the bank with huge pay cheques and beaming smiles, but some of their local fans are not happy with the decisions taken for the transfer. The major European ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Burgers Take Big Bite From Beefy Mccarthy's Wallet (opinion)

    Business Day, 18 August 2010

    SO SUMO wrestler Benni McCarthy's regular trips to McDonald's in the early hours of the morning are about to make a dent in his wallet. read more »

  • South Africa:  Fans Back Parreira Over Mccarthy's Exit

    New Vision, 4 June 2010

    WHEN Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president, announced on May 15, 2004 that South Africa will be hosting the 2010 World Cup, different fans quickly looked to the tournament from ... read more »

  • South Africa:  South Africa Drops Mccarthy

    Daily Independent, 1 June 2010

    Benni McCarthy was the shock casualty as South Africa named its final 23-man squad for the World Cup on home soil. read more »

  • South Africa:  Parreira Drops Mccarthy in Surprise Move

    Business Day, 2 June 2010

    ENIGMATIC Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy was a shocking omission when national team coach Carlos Alberto Parreira announced his final 23-member squad for the 2010 Soccer ... read more »

  • South Africa:  World Cup - South Africa Drops Benni Mccarthy

    Vanguard, 1 June 2010

    Hosts of the 2010 World Cup, South Africa has today released the names of 23 players for the World Cup starting on June 11. Absent on the Bafana Bafana squad is Premiership and ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Benni Out of World Cup Squad

    BuaNews, 1 June 2010

    West Ham United striker, Benni McCarthy, was the major casualty when the Bafana Bafana final 23-man World Cup squad was announced on Tuesday. read more »

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