Many young people remember Benni McCarty as the legendary coach who took the Amazulu team all the way to the continental caf competition. His accomplishments on the football field with Porto and elsewhere have made him a hero among South Africans of a certain age.
South Africans were recently asked to name the people who have inspired them and many responded by showering coach Benni McCarty with flowers, as shown in the most recent issue of Huawei.
"It was Benni McCarty who inspired me to pursue a career in athletics, and he is the reason I fell in love with soccer. Thanks to him, I'm currently working as a soccer coach "remarked one competitor.
"He's a fantastic person to look up to, and a wonderful example for our youth. It's time for him to lead Bafana "Added a different competitor.
While his popularity among supporters of other clubs may vary, he is widely respected inside his home country.
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