I woke yesterday to the news that Benni McCarthy had been sacked as Cape Town City coach. The first thought that came to mind was: ‘Yeah, I didn’t think they would fire him now but I understand where Cape Town City is coming from. I mean, they have had a shitty start the season.’
Commiserations poured in on the internet from the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane, his now former player Kermit Erasmus, and Arsenal legend Ian Wright.
Wait a second, did someone die?
Don’t get me wrong, I loved Benni McCarthy as Cape Town City coach. From his attacking football, to his touchline gesticulations (or lack thereof), to his post-game interviews with quotes like this: “They [referees] all look nice, with their OUTsurance kit. But that was the best thing about the performance out there, the beautiful green and purple kit.” Him being unemployed even gives him a chance to replace Rhulani Mokwena at my Orlando Pirates. Benni is a young wealthy man who just lost his job, it isn’t that big of a deal.