Benni dismisses death claims

Bafana Bafana top scorer Benni McCarthy

Bafana Bafana all-time top goal scorer Benni McCarthy has dismissed social media rumours which claimed that he had been found dead in his car in London.

Reports emerged on elpais-tv.com claiming that the former Champions League winner had allegedly committed suicide, with the fake news subsequently going viral.

”South African former striker, Benni McCarthy has died, aged 39.

”Best known for his international goals for South Africa, McCarthy was found dead in his car this morning in London by police. The cause of his death is believed to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds,” the report read.

However, the former Orlando Pirates forward took to social media to confirm that he is indeed still alive and kicking.

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— This story originally appeared on SoccerClub.co.za