Manchester United coach Benni McCarthy has been praised this week.
The ex-Porto striker received positive words from former South Africa captain Aaron Mokoena.
The 45-year-old has been working at United since the start of the season, linking up with head coach Erik ten Hag.
While speaking to the Sunday World, Mokoena stated that McCarthy is a role model for South African coaches.
“I am happy for Benni. It's about time we showed people that we have played the game and that we have studied the game and now it's time to plough back," he said.
“The fact that he came back to South Africa adds to his credentials. He did well as a coach here, I'm talking about the positives.
“At Cape Town City he won trophies, he also did well at AmaZulu and for him to get that international exposure as a coach it is brilliant and it tells people that SA has what it takes in terms of coaching."