Rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes claims to be a die-hard fan of Benny McCarthy since the former South African footballer’s coaching days in Cape Town and Amazulu. Unsurprisingly, he “ripped lyrically” at McCarthy after Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool on Monday night. It was McCarthy’s first win since his appointment last month as the Red Devils’ first-team coach.
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“My Hero”: AKA on the ball with Benny McCarthy’s praise
The Versace the hitmaker comes from a footballing family, with his uncle Tony Forbes playing for Cape Town Spurs. Taking to his social media, AKA enjoyed McCarthy’s “proud moment”:
“The word ‘proud’ is inappropriate at this moment. My uncle played for Cape Town Spurs, my father from Plein…my hero, my GOAT 🐐…it’s just unbelievable. From Hanover Park to Old Trafford… Unreal,” the rapper wrote on his Instagram.
An excited AKA also posted detailed updates and clips of the game on his Twitter feed with goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford closing a deal with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
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Mzansi celebrities are in awe of McCarthy
Another South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest, also made a comment about Harry Maguire.
“Maguire has always been a problem. ALWAYS!!!”
Clearly not a fan…
Skipper Maguire was benched by Manchester United manager Eric Ten Haag in Monday’s 2-1 win over Liverpool and, according to The Mirror, the player fears he could now be on the bench permanently.
The publication reports that Maguire could have been told as recently as last Thursday that he would not start against Liverpool, with Ten Haag preferring Raphael Varane and Lisandra Martinez in central defense.
Another famous McCarthy and Manchester United fan, popular soap actor Mutli Mahapeloa tweeted:
“Thank you Man United. Thanks Benny.”
Fans also took to their Twitter timelines to congratulate Orlando Pirates legend McCarthy, who now specializes in attacking and first-team coaching at Manchester United.
“Friendly Match”: AKA vs. Casper on the soccer field
Last month, AKA and Kasper — who have made headlines in the past for their so-called “hip-hop beef” — headed to the football field for a celebrity match.
To the surprise of their fans, both rap rivals played in the Hip-Hop team on Celebrity football games which took place on 24 July at the Wits Soccer Stadium in Johannesburg.
The Hip-Hop team which also featured Kwesta, Sjava and Tbo Touch was captained by Big Zulu. The hip hop team went up against the Gqom team with the likes of Mampintsha, Naakmusiq, DJ Cleo and Andile Mpisane showing off their soccer skills.
Kasper scored one of the three goals that anchored the Hip-Hop team with a final score of 3-2.