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South Africa’s Amazulu Sack Coach Benni McCarthy

Former Bafana Bafana star Benni McCarthy has been sacked by South African Premier Soccer League side Amazulu FC.

Pressure has been mounting on McCarthy after the KwaZulu-Natal side missed out on the quarterfinals of this season’s African Champions League.

Their 2-0 loss to Raja Casablanca signaled their fate in Africa’s premier club competition.

Amazulu had also lost to ES Setif in same competition, and their run in the domestic league has not been impressive.

That defeat placed more pressure on 45-year-old McCarthy with Usuthu’s hierarchy summoning the experienced coach to a meeting.

“AmaZulu and Benni McCarthy have mutually agreed to terminate their relationship with immediate effect,” the club released a statement confirming the sacking.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”The club would like to thank coach Benni for his time with AmaZulu and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.[/perfectpullquote]

“In the interim, the club will continue to fight to the end of the season in the top 4 of the league.”

McCarthy took over Amazulu coaching job in December 2020 following the resignation of former head coach Ayanda Dlamini.

McCarthy played 80 matches for the South Africa national team, scoring a record 31 goals for the national side.

AmaZulu are currently in the 9th place in the Dstv Premiership standings after 23 matches, with five win, fourteen draws and four defeats.

Updated 14h00GMT



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