McCarthy has a tough task if he wants to keep his new job at Amazulu

Menzi Magubane

Newly appointed Amazulu head coach Benni McCarthy is tasked with the hefty assignment of ensuring Usuthu finishes in the top four by the end of the season. 

The former Cape Town City mentor was appointed on Monday.

The former Bafana Bafana striker takes over from Allan Freese who was temporarily placed in position following the removal of then coach Ayanda Dlamini from the spot two weeks ago. 

McCarthy comes to Usuthu with some experience of coaching in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

He was at the helm of The Citizens in his maiden head coaching job for one season. 

And in that campaign – 2015-2016 – he guided the Cape Town based team to the 2016 MTN-8 glory.


However, things turned sour for McCarthy and results were disappointing.

Before his sacking at City, McCarthy had played 18 games in all competitions and managed to win just two. 

McCarthy is now tasked with helping Usuthu to greater heights.

The 43-year-old is known for being temperamental with the players and to some extent with match officials. 

Usuthu recently boosted their squad with seasoned campaigners and it’s only a matter of time before we see if McCarthy will last at the team.

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