Amazulu FC has reached a conclusion to part way with head coach Benni McCarthy on Friday.
This comes after a poor run of form in the DSTv Premiership and being knocked out of the CAF Champions League, after losing 2-0 to Raja Casablanca.
McCarthy was appointed by Usuthu following his success with Cape Town City, after winning the MTN in 2018. He was then appointed by the KZN outfit in December 2020 and completed the season in the second position, clinching the Coach of the Season accolade and leading his side to their first-ever African club competition campaign.
Club president Sandile Zungu has confirmed with TimesLive that the former Bafana Bafana striker has left the club and an official statement is yet to be released.
“That’s absolutely correct, although it’s premature because we were going to release a media statement, but it’s true,” Zungu said.
“Benni did a fantastic job from the time he came into the team. He took the team from a very low position in the previous season to the top two finish.
“He also led the team to the Caf Champions League group stages, but it’s true that the performance overall this season has been very mediocre in comparison to what we were beginning to be accustomed to at AmaZulu.”
Usuthu currently occupy the 9th position on the PSL log, and will face Horoya in the Champions league after the international break, with Siyabonga Nomvethe and Moneeb Josephs expected to lead the team.