Benni McCarthy optimistic about the future of South Africa

Benni McCarthy optimistic about the future of South Africa
Jimmy Tau and Benni McCarthy (R)

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Apr 11, 2018. 09:30

Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has expressed hope regarding the future of Bafana Bafana, saying there are chances of revival.

The South African all-time top goalscorer with 31 goals said with players such as Thabo Nodada and Craig Martin, who are both coached by him, the future is shining bright.

McCarthy was responding to the fact that the national team failed again to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia since their appearance as hosts in 2010.

The UEFA Champions League winner with FC Porto remains confident that Bafana will be one of the nations representing Africa in 2022 in Qatar.

“I’m very happy with the young boys like Craig Martin and Thabo Nodada. They are able to make the step up in their game. I hope they continue and push,” McCarthy said to reporters.

“Like Ndlovu (Siphesihle of Maritzburg United) they can find themselves fighting for the place at Bafana," McCarthy said.

"They are young and they’ve got age on their side. I think it is good that these young players are coming up and playing like the way they are playing.

"The future is starting to look bright for Bafana because having all these players improving and getting better and better it is good for the country.

“Hopefully come 2022 in Qatar we are there. We have to be there and I believe they can do it."

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