Hunt still wants Benjani
SUPERSPORT United have not signed former Zimbabwe captain Benjani Mwaruwari - as some newspapers have reported - but coach Gavin Hunt said he is desperate to get the former Manchester City striker on board.
Mwaruwari has been training at United, but there is an impasse over the proposed salary being offered the 34-year- old former Jomo Cosmos player and so no deal has been done.
"He's a top player. On one leg, blindfolded he could play in this league. In training he is fantastic. His touch is brilliant. What more can I say? I'd love to have him but he was earning £60000 (about R840000) a week playing in the English Premier League. We can't pay that."
A frustrated Hunt added: "I'd like to sign him. He's still training with us, but I don't know if it is possible."
Mwaruwari, born in Bulawayo but of Malawian descent, last played competitively at Portsmouth in the English Championship and has announced his retirement from international football.