McCarthy gunning for Chiefs job

Bafana legend Benni McCarthy has reached out to Kaizer Chiefs after their disastrous conclusion of the 2019/20 Absa Premiership campaign.

Chiefs looked certain to end their five-year drought of silverware this season after being at the summit of the table for 28 games but lost the title on a final day to rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.

This came after Ernst Middendorp’s side failed to secure maximum points on Matchday 30 in a 1-1 draw against 15th placed Baroka.

McCarthy, who’s been without a club since parting ways with Cape Town-based outfit last season, reached out to the Soweto giants on social media to send a strong message after end of the game against Baroka.

“Heartbreak indeed, this really has been the most difficult year we [have] all been part of. The pandemic outbreak has hit hard, losing the league,” he said on social media.

“Dust yourself off and go again guys, Chiefs is too big of an institution to dwell on the past.

“Look forward to a better and brighter future. Will rise again. Love and Peace.”

McCarthy is among the list of coaches tipped to succeed Middendorp who’s likely to be relieved of his duties this week.