Benni the reason for Ajax's existence - Comitis
Bafana striker Benni McCarthy announced his retirement after 17 years in the game.
CAPE TOWN - Ajax Cape Town CEO George Comitis on Thursday said Benni McCarthy played a major role in the existence of the club.
On Thursday, McCarthy announced his retirement after 17 years in the game.
The Bafana striker started out at local club Seven Stars in 1995 and went on to play for several top European clubs.
His career highlight was winning the Champions League with Portuguese club FC Porto in 2004.
Comitis said McCarthy is a true legend of Cape football.
"I think he was a catalyst in the whole deal of Ajax Amsterdam investing in South Africa. He was the first player that they actually saw from this country and he was the reason that this deal was put together in the first place."