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I did not want to repeat the rhetoric about the Benni McCarthy saga but the reaction we received from the game's devotees on Saturday forced me to pen something about the notorious Blackburn Rovers forward.
"Benni McCarthy! McCarthy who?", "He can go and jump from the nearest hill!" and "There is life after Benni!"
This is how some of the gatvol football lovers reacted after Bafana Bafana beat Norway 2-1 minus the controversial forward on Saturday.
He did not pitch up for the match, owing to a highly questionable "injury".
We are told the medical team of his battling English Premiership club gave him a clean bill of health after a scan on his reported hamstring injury but for some strange reason McCarthy did not honour the Nelson Mandela Challenge assignment.
Surprisingly, he played 90 minutes against West Ham on March 22.
Aaron Mokoena, his captain at Bafana Bafana and teammate at Ewood Park, should just save his breath and not try to convince McCarthy to play for the country again.
This after media reports that Mokoena intends to have a man-to-man talk with McCarthy to convince him to return to the fold.
We strongly believe that Bafana Bafana will be better off without McCarthy and we have said this before and we will continue doing so. People are saying this is a big challenge for Bafana selectors and head coach Joel Santana. It is not.
They should simply do the right thing and discard McCarthy for good. It will not be like shifting a village to do so. You see, Santana should not be seen to be treating certainplayers with kid gloves.
He should tell McCarthy to his face that he is no longer welcome at Bafana and should concentrate on Rovers, who are fighting for their lives in the Premiership. But I don't see Santana doing so.
We heard from some deep throats that Santana named McCarthy in the 50-member provisional squad for the Confederations Cup last week. The deadline was on Friday.
What does this mean to Sthembiso Ngcobo - he who snubbed Bafana Bafana before.
Please Benni, keep refusing to play for the national team. We are doing just fine without you.