City Head Coach Proud Of Bafana Debutant
Cape Town City Head Coach Proud Of Bafana Bafana Debutant
Benni McCarthy says that his Cape Town City defender Thamsanqa Mkhize has sent out strong signals to right backs in the country looking to don the Bafana Bafana jersey.
The 29-year-old received his first Bafana call-up to Head Coach Stuart Baxter’s squad against Burkina Faso last weekend, October 07 where he played the full encounter, making his debut for the South African national team.
Speaking to the media, McCarthy spoke highly of Mkhize’s performances in the famous green and gold and hopes that the Bafana coaching staff are aware of the player’s talent.
“He sent out strong signals to any right back in the country that they have to come and take him out of that position and it has been a long time coming, he’s played remarkably from last season, he was very good and I think this season he just took it up a few notches, he’s just all around fantastic and unbelievable player to manage, very disciplined, very self-motivated, doesn’t need me to motivate him,” McCarthy said yesterday, October 11.
“He knows what he wants and I think he’s an unbelievable example to most players to want to improve, when you see his story you just crumble and hit rock bottom but he just soldiered on and deserved his call-up and hopefully now that coach Stuart and coaching staff realise and see what they have in this kind of player and what an example he is to most South African players, that is how hungry you must be to take the opportunity,” he added.