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Benni Admits Conflict Of Interests

Benni Admits Conflict Of Interests

Benni McCarthy admits he's putting his Blackburn Rovers future on the line by committing himself to South Africa's African Nations Cup campaign in January.

Both he and Aaron Mokoena will be absent for up to a month as both will represent South Africa in the competition to take place in January.

Many other clubs from the Premier League will suffer from losing players to the competition... some more than others.

'It often jeopardises the career of a player, but everyone wants to represent their country,' Rovers top goalscorer said, speaking to skysports.co.uk.

One major bonus for Rovers is that Congo didn't qualify for the finals so the massive Christopher Samba will not be absent.

Mikey.

Writer:Mikey
Date:Tuesday November 20 2007
Time: 10:24AM

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You can understand him wanting to play can't you, I just wish that the African Cup of Nations could be played at a different time though!
It will give others a chance, but I doubt very much that Sparky (or anyone at Rovers) will hold this against him.
Hughes Da Man
20/11/2007 10:43:00
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I am proud when our players play international football - I agree with the timing thou - I think I heard a while back that this will be the last time it is played during the domestic season... (don't quote me on that!)
FreidelNo.1
20/11/2007 11:08:00
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so you guys lose a few main players also! we lose essien, drogba, and mikel and kalou! altho kalou cant score at the mo! but the timing is awful, why it cant be held dring the off season i'll never know-absolute madness
SMOKIEJACK
20/11/2007 11:24:00
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I guess its just one of those things. It cant be helped. We will miss Benni during this period but surely Roberts and Derbs should value their chance and provide more than adequate cover.???
MikeyGamst
20/11/2007 11:39:00
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Smokiejack - unfortunately we don't have a big a squad as you with strength in depth. So McCarthy away for a month is a massive loss. Mikey totally agree about Derbs - great opportunity for him to shine
FreidelNo.1
20/11/2007 13:38:00
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If you remember as well Derbs didnt really come on the radar till Jan anyway.... so he has the patience and he'll need it... but we all know what he can do.
MikeyGamst
20/11/2007 13:49:00
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difficult for the guy...you can see both sides of the argument...I take it that you do not pay his wages whilst he is gone for a month ??????????
ernshaw
20/11/2007 16:27:00
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Agree with the lads above, no way should the African Nations be played midway through league campaign's in Europe. McCarthy will be a big loss and my only hope is that he does'nt come back injured! Are Derbs & Roberts up to stepping into his shoes while he's away. I remain to be convinced, but lets hope so eh!
spinaker7081
20/11/2007 16:41:00
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I think both have proved what valuable assets they are when needed. Derbs has never let anyone down where as Roberts has (when not injured) been the figure head of our attacks. Some dont like him but that doesnt matter.
MikeyGamst
20/11/2007 17:50:00
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and as far as I am aware we still pay his wages!!!! lol
MikeyGamst
20/11/2007 17:50:00
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