Benni McCarthy: Former South Africa striker robbed at gunpoint

Benni McCarthy
Benni McCarthy scored 37 goals in 109 appearances for Blackburn Rovers

Former South Africa striker Benni McCarthy has been robbed at gunpoint at a barber shop in Johannesburg.

McCarthy, 37, was targeted in the shop where armed men stole jewellery from him, according to his agent Percy Adams.

Adams said one man pointed a gun at McCarthy's face and demanded his watch, earrings and wedding ring.

Adams told South Africa's Eyewitness News that McCarthy was not hurt and other customers were not targeted.

McCarthy, who won the 2004 Champions League with Porto, is South Africa's record goal-scorer with 32 goals and played in Spain and Portugal as well as England, where he had spells with Blackburn from 2006-2010 and at West Ham in the 2010-2011 season.

South Africa goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed in what was an apparent house robbery near Johannesburg last year. Police are still investigating.

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