McCarthy is a Khosi 4 Life!
McCarthy is a Khosi 4 Life!

Posted in News on Oct 03, 2002.

Former Sundowns and national under-23 defender Fabian McCarthy has signed a three-year deal with Kaizer Chiefs to bolster the Amakhosi defence and will start training next Monday.

Amakhosi PRO Putco Mafani and team manager Bobby Motaung welcomed the signing of McCarthy and stressed that his arrival would add stability in the Chiefs defence.

"Fabian is one of the best man markers in the country and will add stability to our defence particularly with injuries that plagued our defenders like Mabedi, Kubeka and Rodney Thobejane who has recently been involved in a car accident," said Mafani.

"This signing boosts our plans of challenging for the league title and defending our Coca-Cola Cup title. We welcome him and it's a long overdue move for a player of Fabian's calibre."

Meanwhile, Amakhosi expressed shock and disappointment at reports that the Glamour Boys have signed a Black Leopards player.

"We are upset and outraged at The Star for suggesting that we had signed the player without the knowledge of his former club," said Putco Mafani.

The Star newspaper reported on Friday that Amakhosi were likely to "unleash new signing Sibusiso Dlamini on Swallows. Dlamini, who was reported to have gone AWOL from Black Leopards and then linked to a move to SuperSport United, ended up in Naturena instead. The Swazi international started training with Chiefs last week."

"This story has no basis and has the potential to dampen our relationship with Leopards. If we wanted a player we would have approached David Thidiela. Even At the moment the said player is not in our plans. After all he is a Leopards player. The player has never been to Naturena and doesn’t even know how the Village looks like," Mafani said.

Team manager Bobby Motaung lashed out and did not mince his words as he rubbished the report.

"We know it's Friday but people only get drunk in the afternoon. We haven't signed the boy and people must stop writing nonsense about Chiefs," he said.

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