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Zimbabwe/South Africa: Warriors Legend Benjani Mwaruwari Wants to Emulate Bennie Mccarthy’s Coaching Success


Former Manchester City striker Benjani Mwaruwari wishes to emulate Benni McCarthy, who has thrived in his coaching role at English Premier League giants Manchester United.

Currently based in the UK, the former Zimbabwe international and Jomo Cosmos striker has revealed that he has a few interviews lined up for coaching jobs in England.

He has his fingers crossed that he can follow in the footsteps of Bafana Bafana legend McCarthy, who is part of Erik Ten Hag’s technical team at Manchester United.

“When you see one of our great players in Africa doing well, it inspires all of us and you want to be in that group as well,” Mwaruwari told media after watching SuperSport United’s Diski Challenge team take on Bristol City’s under-21 side in their tour of the UK this week.

“Being in that group is not easy. Everyone is happy for McCarthy and he is inspiring everyone, including myself. I played in the Premier League and I want to be up there with Benni.

“The key is to keep on working harder until you get there.”

Mwaruwari said he is well settled in the UK, where his 18-year-olf son Benjani Jr is on the books of English sixth-tier club Yeovil Town, having come through the junior ranks at Portsmouth.

The former Manchester City striker, who also played for top clubs in Switzerland and France before moving to England said he is working on getting his UEFA Pro Licence coaching badge.

“My family is here, so I am based here in England. I have been doing my coaching badges and I am looking for a club to coach. I had an operation (on the neck), but I have a few offers. As soon as I get better, I’ll consider one or two. I have a UEFA A License, so I need to do the Pro License. I am working on it.”