Our former favourite striker Bennie McCarthy got some heavy news when he was told that he would have to cough up a neat R2.4 million because he was/ is overweight. The club’s manager, Avram Grant, who is being tested himself as West Ham face the possibility of relegation, told press that even though Bennie lost the weight required it has slowed him down considerably.
The ex-South African star goal scorer was known for his finishing skills and ability to create space from nothing. This, however, is a thing of the past and Bennie is as far from making Bafana Bafana as he is from making the West Ham squad; which he is currently unable to do until he can lift the heavy weight of obesity off his shoulders, or should we say hips.
Meanwhile he still cashes in on a tidy R400,000.00 per week. So for six weeks he can eat less pies and cake which might do wonders for him and make up for the slight loss in wages.
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