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Bid­vest Wits coach Gavin Hunt is proud of the suc­cess that his for­mer player Benni McCarthy has en­joyed within a short pe­riod since mov­ing into coach­ing.

Hunt gave a 16-year old McCarthy his pro­fes­sional de­but at Seven Stars in 1995, and the Bafana Bafana record­goal scorer has had two im­pres­sive years since his ap­point­ment


as Cape Town City's coach. He last week­end led the Cit­i­zens to the MTN8 tro­phy af­ter de­feat­ing Su­per­Sport United 4-1 on penal­ties.

"To be fair, re­ally, I'm very, very proud of what he has achieved in such a short space of time," Hunt told Su­per­Sport on Thurs­day night.

"And what I like about the whole thing is that he has gone out and got ed­u­cated more. I don't care if you are the best player in the world; you have got to do coach­ing ed­u­ca­tion.

"What has im­pressed me in Benni's sit­u­a­tion, is that he wants to do bet­ter and is pas­sion­ate about it. No­body has played and achieved at his level as a player.

"Un­be­liev­able. I know where he has come from, that has been fan­tas­tic. Two years and he has been to two cup fi­nals."

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