Benni Joins Elite List Of Coaches...
Cape Town City’s head coach, Benni McCarthy, has now joined an elite list of coaches with a UEFA Pro Licence after being presented with his certificate in Ireland this week.
McCarthy, who won his first trophy this year, has been undergoing the coaching courses for some years now, working his way up to his latest achievement – the highest coaching certification available in football.
The 40-year-old former Bafana Bafana striker is now one of the most highly qualified coaches in South Africa alongside the likes of Stuart Baxter and will be hoping to keep turning his credentials into trophies as his career progresses.
Having completed his course with the Irish FA, McCarthy graduated alongside former players such as Liam Rosenior yesterday, and will now return to South Africa to get back to work with City in their quest to add a second trophy to their cabinet for 2018/19.
A UEFA Pro Licence is required for anyone who wishes to manage a football club in the top tier of any European nation's league system on a permanent basis, also required to manage in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.