KERMIT Erasmus wouldn’t want Benni McCarthy to anywhere else apart from Cape Town City.

The City coach was heavily linked with the Bafana Bafana coaching job, but Molefi Ntseki has since been appointed to the position, which was vacated by Stuart Baxter.

Erasmus, however, couldn’t be more pleased.

The nippy striker enjoys working with McCarthy and wouldn’t want to lose him at club level.

“Most definitely,” said Erasmus when quizzed on his feeling that McCarthy has remained with City.

“Benni is a huge part of my life and part of the reason I joined Cape Town city. He is someone I idolised a footballer and as a person. He has helped me a lot so far in in my stint with City. He’s been motivating me, encouraging and challenging me also. To have him as a coach, I don’t think any other player wouldn’t want that.

“For me to have him as a coach on a daily basis is something I cherish and appreciate every day.”

Erasmus is back with Bafana, having being omitted from the team that reached the quarterfinals in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

He is eager to reignite his international career, starting with the friendly against Zambia in Lusaka on Saturday.

“I always look to improve and get better. I’m getting old. I’m no young kid anymore. With time you mature and see things differently.”