Benni’s in the 18-area again and this time he may be the one getting blown up for a penalty.
McCarthy is known for his gladdebek -– everything he says is a headline.
But every once in a while, his bek can land in some big trouble.
Who can forget his famous “You mustn’t push” controversy while at Cape Town City?
This week, he was back to his vuilbek antics on the touchline.
No one is sure of who really started the sideshow at Kings Park as he and SuperSport United counterpart Kaitano Tembo had a lelike war of words as tempers flared on and off the pitch.
The Bafana Bafana legend could be heard saying: “I’ve lost every last bit of respect that I had for you.
“That’s why you [are] broke... Your career, Seven Stars, Ajax... No you listen.
“You wanna get deep, then I will go deep... You call me a c***?!”
While I’m a big fan and follow his coaching career, having covered him during his time at Hartleyvale, I foresee some trouble on the horizon for South Africa’s most successful footballer.
Whenever things don’t go his way and the pressure starts to build, Benni has a tough time handling it.
When things started to go wrong at City, Benni became confrontational.
He didn’t hold back with his criticism of his chairman John Comitis when he didn’t get the players he wanted in the transfer window.
At the same time, results were going south and after a seven-match losing streak at the start of the 2019-20 season, it was time to say goodbye to Benni in Cape Town.
This latest drama has a more than familiar feel to it.
Having won the 2018 MTN with City and his personality fueling the interest in the club, things turned sour.
His arrival at AmaZulu less than a year ago saw the club soar to new heights, but at the moment loop dinge maar swaar.
The KZN club went from 15th on the log to finish as PSL runners-up with a record 17-match unbeaten run and secured Caf Champions League football.
But this season has not has not gotten off to a great start, with Usuthu winless after five matches across Africa, the league and out of the MTN8.
If you count the end of last season, Benni and span are eight matches without a win.
And it seems to be getting tougher to turn things around.
Benni is losing his cool again and it could make or break this stage of his career.
It’s time for bra Benni to mature a bit.
He is going to have to learn to deal with the tough times and not follow down the path of his former coach Jose Mourinho, whose shelf life at clubs has become shorter as his career continues.
It also makes me feel like Bafana Bafana may have dodged a bullet with Benni after the hype with AmaZulu came to head towards the end of last season.
Maybe a job as big as the national team may have gotten too big for him.
Think about it. Having to deal with Safa, having to deal with clubs not releasing players at the right time, having to deal with scouting and recruiting problems and even the quality of coaching at club level.
The last thing we want to see is coaches melt down on live TV like Benni did or like Shakes Mashaba did.
Anyway, here’s hoping Benni turns things around and finds his peace again soon. But I think a PSL fine is on the way before then.