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Usuthu Takes Leaf Out Of Benni's Successful Career

AmaZulu FC coach Benni McCarthy doesn't see his players getting too big-headed by their performance this season. 

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McCarthy who is one of the most successful players in the history of South African football doesn't think that will ever happened under his watch because he understands competition.

"At Ajax Amsterdam, I won the Dutch league, I won lots of things as a player, I was first at FC Porto, I won the Champions League, won league titles, so unchartered territories maybe for other people, for me, nope," Benni said, speaking to the media.  

"I think we shown capacity to work under and what we can achieve with the mindset we have, so my players know for one, that we can't take anything for granted. Wherever we've worked for we've earned, to keep that way we want to keep working and working, so we don't take anything for granted, so yeah when i get a question like that on how to keep my players grounded. 

"My players are grounded, more grounded because they have a coach who has been where probably no player in South Africa has ever been, so they know that charity begins at home." 

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McCarthy says as a coach he is using his successful career as a footballer to teach his players that being humble understands that success doesn't have limits.

"Like I said, my team has a coach who is been in some of the most competitive dressing rooms in world football, being humble and respectful... this is what I do best. 

"That's why I managed to achieve what I have, now that I'm a coach I'm trying to live by that code, so you will never have a single player playing for me and not being humble, not being respectful and take life for granted. 

"Then you (are) not a Benni McCarthy or AmaZulu FC player if that is your mentality. I don't have to keep my players grounded and think they've arrived. They know what demanded and required from them every single day so you don't need to worry about that, they don't think they've arrived. They want to be on top and stay there," added the coach. 

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