Johannesburg based agency CMO, Vivian Casaletti ,It was really exciting to work with a South African legend that has risen to stardom albeit from a tough beginning”
“Benni truly embodies ‘footballing success’, he has achieved so much in his career and he’s only halfway. The market needs aspirational sportspeople to motivate and to inspire. Benni has proven to be one of the most popular sporting icons in our country and we look forward to working with Benni on his brand on the African continent”
Benni has recently been endorsed and has shot a television commercial with a very well known international brand which is due to be flighted on the continent soon.
He was also recently nominated as a recipient of the prestigious Prize of Honour Award from ‘La nuit de Football Africain’, the only South African recipient to date, joining the likes of Didier Drogba, Jay Jay Okocha, Roger Milla, Steven Keshi, Abedi Pele, Kalusha Bwalya, Emmanuel Adebayor, Yaya Toure, Michael Essien and former world footballer of the year, George Weah.
Benni McCarthy’s’ career spans over almost 2 decades and includes playing in some of the worlds best leagues including, The Eredivise (Ajax), La Liga (Celta Vigo), The Primeira Liga under Jose Mourinho (Porto FC), the English Premiership (Blackburn Rovers & Westham United). He has 80 caps for his National Team and still holds the record for the most number of goals scored for his National Team. He came back to South Africa and played for top Club Orlando Pirates from 2011 -2013, which marked the end of his sterling career.
He recently obtained his UEFA A coaching Licence and is in the process of achieving his PRO license. He was part of Celtics coaching team as well as until recently, assistant coach at Sint Truiden (Belgium Premier League).