One of South Africa’s most popular legends was fired from his post late at night in the PSL
After a poor run of form, Cape Town City sacked their head coach, Benni McCarthy on Monday.
Much of the social media reaction focused on the timing of the sacking, joking City were using their “night shift” data or airtime to allegedly communicate the matter.
Either way, the fans were upset the news was conveyed during their sleep as the nation awoke to find out the exit of McCarthy in Cape Town.
Bucs have a temporary head coach in Rhulani Mokwena who’s endured a bumpy start to his career in the hot seat.
Many Pirates fans are unhappy with McCarthy due to his behaviour against them with City in the league. Others remember his heroics as a Bucs striker.
Out of respect for Chiefs and Pirates, they both have famous coaches at the helm in Ernst Middendorp and Mokwena respectively. Nobody knows where a vacancy might open for McCarthy next.
Benni Mccarthy fired at 00:13am.
I am sure they used Night Shift minutes to fire him. pic.twitter.com/70zPplfpCt
— Elton El (@Tshepojun) November 3, 2019
Benni McCarthy was already finished as a footballer but we gave him a chance and made him the highest paid player in the league at that time, we really took care of him, year later his celebrated like a clown before the Buccaneers and you want us to feel sorry for him? Tsek⛔
— World Champions 🇿🇦 (@LutendoKhoromm2) November 4, 2019
Benni McCarthy just got fired at the Midnight how cruel is Cape Town City ?? Mara next weekend i smell another Sacking i wont mention the coach pic.twitter.com/zzhjAq3teo
— AKA.the.GOAT🇿🇦 (@Duma_Mfundo97) November 3, 2019
— DISKIFANS (@diskifans) November 4, 2019
Congratulations Benni McCarthy in advance for the Orlando Pirates FC coaching job… pic.twitter.com/SEvkKDsMbP
— Sundowns Fanatic 🌟 (@Madumetja_SoLo) November 4, 2019
Benni McCarthy to Orlando Pirates ?
— The Philosopher (@Abel_Nkosinathy) November 4, 2019
Benni McCarthy sacked by Cape Town City after managing 2 wins in 18 games, I think Rhulani Mokwena is probably next pic.twitter.com/Qzs06h5alg
— MICHU (@MichuEmenalo) November 3, 2019
Good morning if your FC won… The rest of you will get your Good morning from Benni McCarthy 😂 😂 😂 pic.twitter.com/Lvy3Vi08q2
— Alungile Nondlwana (@Sihlalo_Wesjita) November 4, 2019
Benni McCarthy to Arsenal??
— C4PT4IN❕ (@CAPT_Vincentt) November 4, 2019
— Tautona® (@MrMogomotsi) November 4, 2019
Benni McCarthy’s 2 and a half years at Cape Town City is like 20 years by PSL standards, inevitably one goes through a tough period & with Benni’s frustrations over transfers, it was only a matter of time before the club and McCarthy parted ways. Orlando Pirates should take him
— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) November 4, 2019
— #Megacy (@deepthierry) November 4, 2019
— DJ SIGA (@Deejay_Siga) November 4, 2019
Cape Town City fired Benni McCarthy while he was asleep. Damn at 00:12. Hectic!! pic.twitter.com/F5n2DFLg1G
— Regal Global (@RegalGlobal) November 4, 2019
Benni McCarthy is sacked, I bet Rhulani will join him after losing tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/rXTXTw1EFE
— iVenda Lase Mlazi (@Oscar_T_Hamese) November 3, 2019
I have high opinion and recognition for what Benni McCarthy has achieved at CT City,and also commendation to the management of the club for giving him a chance to coach the team,he’s young,competent and South African.Fare thee well Benni.#iamCityFC #AbsaPrem
— Gabonewe Setshedi (@Gabojust) November 4, 2019
— Kokwele M. Phillix 🇿🇦 (@Matome_Kay) November 4, 2019
Dear @orlandopirates if Rhulani Mokoena doesn’t win this weeks games, can he please be released from his Head coach duties and replace him with Benni McCarthy, Rhulani Mokoena and Fadlu will serve as his assistants. @thandi_399 @CoachDarian
— Kingsinton (@Tim_Hoolio) November 4, 2019