Benni McCarthy. Photo: RYAN WILKISKY/BACKPAGEPIX

In his first game since becoming one of South Africa’s most qualified coaches, Cape Town City boss Benni McCarthy is out to show that he is ready for any job - including the Bafana Bafana hot seat.

Word on the street is that national team coach Stuart Baxter could get the sack if he fails to beat Nigeria in next Saturday’s Afcon 2019 qualifier at Soccer City.

Asked what he would do if he got a call from Safa to take over Bafana, Benni says: “For me, it’s just focusing on Cape Town City and doing really well for the club.

“My mindset is not on Bafana. Not even close. But if you get the call, I don’t think a lot of coaches will turn down the opportunity to manage your national team.

“As much as I’m only starting out [my career], I feel like I’m ready for anything.”

The Bafana Bafana goalscoring legend challenged his team to build on their last PSL victory - in which they scored more than one goal for the first time this season - when they host Black Leopards at Cape Town Stadium this Sunday in a 3 pm kickoff.

City has some fitness issues upfront though, with Surprise Ralani nursing a knee problem and Tokelo Rantie still not fit.

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