Benni McCarthy, deemed too
fat and ill-disciplined to play in the last World Cup, won a
surprise recall from South Africa for Friday's friendly against
The former Blackburn Rovers and West Ham striker, who missed
out on playing at the 2010 World Cup on home soil after South
Africa dropped him for failing to meet fitness targets and for
breaking a hotel curfew, is set for his first international in
more than two years.
After playing for more than a decade in Europe, including
winning the Champions League with Jose Mourinho's Porto in 2004,
the 34-year-old returned home last season to score 12 times and
win the domestic championship with Orlando Pirates.
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