--%>
Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

Benni McCarthy © Backpagepix

Two test games to get Benni fit



Benni McCarthy was due to play a training match for Orlando Pirates both on Monday and again on Friday to see whether he will make the squad for next week’s trip to Cape Town.

“Benni is due to have a about 30 minutes on Monday in a friendly we have organised against a Vodacom League,” explained coach Roger de Sa.

“On Friday, there will be another match for Benni and for Andile Jali, who were are sure we be ready by next week,” the coach added.

Full back Happy Jele, who made a brief comeback after a year out with injury and scored against Black Leopards last Wednesday, will also get a full 90 minute outing on Friday.

“The 10 minutes against Leopards was really just to put his own mind at ease that he has fully recovered,” added the coach.

De Sa continued to express his pleasure at the fact his side had moved up to within one point of log leaders Kaizer Chiefs despite “losing the spine of the team”.

“Basically you take Moeneeb (Josephs), Rooi (Mahamutsa), Andile Jali and Benni out and you have lost the spine of the team. But we’ve managed to keep going without really missing a beat,” he added.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Refereeing cowardice or good player management?
Was this good refereeing or refereeing cowardice? The incident highlighted in the picture again...

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Is this the turning point for Man United?
Before the season started, if anyone told Manchester United’s new boss Louis Van Gaal that at...

Carol Radull
No mystery why Arsenal can't beat United
I am a little delusional. When it comes to Arsenal, I always am. To say that I am a frustrated...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Shankly said it best
These days the words of Bill Shankly seem to be echoing in my ears every weekend. “If you can't...

Neil Tovey
Lost in translation
The May Mahlangu situation highlights the fact that communication in football is vital.

Clyde Tlou
Bafana snub needs stronger action
After featuring in 24 matches, 19 starts and five off the bench for his Swedish club, IFK...