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Benni LEFT OUT Of South Africa Squad

Benni LEFT OUT Of South Africa Squad

Blackburn Rovers striker Benni McCarthy has AMAZINGLY been left out of the South African squad for the African Cup of Nations!!!

South African coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has already named his squad for the tournament that runs between January and February 2008, but bizarrely has omitted McCarthy from this selection, so it means that Rovers WILL NOT lose McCarthy as had been feared. His Rovers team-mate (and South African's skipper) Aaron Mokoena has been selected however.

No explanation has been given as to why McCarthy was omitted, as Parreira refused to say, but it appears even stranger as it was Parreira who talked McCarthy out of yet another International retirement! The suggestion being thrown around is that a deal was struck with Rovers for him to miss the tournament, however, he is not the only one, two other first choice South Africans were also left out.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Friday November 30 2007
Time: 9:35PM

Comments

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How strange?!?!
However, South African's loss will be Rovers' gain and now the Premiership better watch out in the early part of next year!!!
If only the clubs courting him during the summer had know this, maybe they might have made more of an effort to sign him! Again Rovers' gain.
Hughes Da Man
30/11/2007 21:37:00
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Really surprising aye lads, anyways guys sorry i havent been on much, i did email HDM, currently doing renovations at my house, should be another couple of days so take care, and comon lads bounce back against the toon
sasman
01/12/2007 06:05:00
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very surprising but great news. looking forward to a good game against newcastle. hopefully we can get another run going.
alpeck
01/12/2007 07:25:00
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Great news for Rovers. Even greater news is Mokoena's "loss"...
IsraeliRover
01/12/2007 09:51:00
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lol.. Mokoena'll probably be back after a week having been suspended for the rest of the tournament following one of his trade-mark tackles
Bents4eng
01/12/2007 12:39:00
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no comment apart from it'll be a bonus for you!
merlin
01/12/2007 19:30:00
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lol poor merlin, u gonna miss a lot of players
sasman
01/12/2007 22:34:00
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we're missing 3 certain starters and the likely replacement for one of them in all likelihood. But you have to feel sorry for pompey the most
EvertonMike
02/12/2007 12:45:00
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Dude why should you feel sorry for them?!?!
I'm still AMAZED by this decision, but I'm more than happy, and Spurs lost again today lol!
Hughes Da Man
02/12/2007 19:28:00
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heheheheh u beat me to it, poor old spurs lol
sasman
02/12/2007 21:03:00
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