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Benni having the last laugh as he steers AmaZulu into Africa


Benni having the last laugh as he steers AmaZulu into Africa

Benni McCarthy has confounded his critics, guiding Usuthu to second spot and a place in the Caf Champions League


After his side secured a Caf Champions League spot, a happy AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy aimed a dig at those who doubted his credentials and told them he’s enjoying the last laugh.

When McCarthy took over at AmaZulu in December, he made a promise that the club would challenge for the league title. That was met with doubts, with critics describing it as over-ambitious. Usuthu are now guaranteed to finish second on the table even if they fail to beat Maritzburg United in their final match of the season on Saturday. 

“I know there is one match left, but we are there. We achieved the unthinkable. When I joined, president Sandile Zungu said he wanted a top-four finish. People said he was crazy,” said McCarthy. “When I joined, people said I was overrated, I was fired from Cape Town City, and I’m going to fail. I was not a good coach, so I wonder who is laughing last...

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