Orlando Pirates striker Boitumelo Radiopane, who has started to make waves at Cape Town Spurs, has revealed his Benni McCarthy dream.

Radiopane, 20, completed a move to Cape Town Spurs ahead of the 2021/22 season but picked up an injury while on international duty with a young Bafana Bafana side.

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It hindered his game-time in Shaun Bartlett’s side, but he has returned to the pitch in 2023, scoring goals so far.

Speaking with iDiski Times in an exclusive interview, the 20-year-old mentioned that he was looking up to former Buccaneers striker Benni McCarthy and would love to work with Bafana legend, who is now in the books of Manchester United in England as a strikers coach.

“I was looking at Benni McCarthy,” Radiopane told iDiski Times, when asked about his local idol.

“A former Orlando Pirates player. And, again, I was looking forward to working with him. And since now he went to Manchester United, I think it’s still possible that I could still work with him.”

Radiopane also revealed that former Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Real Madrid winger Arjen Robben was the main player he looked up to growing up.

“My favourite player was Arjen Robben, the Netherlands star, the left footer,” he added.

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“The way he plays, the speed, his agility, like everything. Like, I thought to myself, ‘no, I can do anything that he did’.

“So he achieved so many things, he played for Bayern Munich and I was looking to that player because he was phenomenal to me.”

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