Ex-SA striker Benni McCarthy robbed at barbershop

Benni McCarthy

Former South Africa international and Champions League winner Benni McCarthy was robbed at gunpoint at a barbershop in South Africa.

McCarthy’s agent told local radio that the 2004 Champions League-winning forward with Porto was targeted in the Johannesburg shop, where armed men stole jewelry from him.

Agent Percy Adams said other customers were ignored in the incident Tuesday. He said one man pointed a gun at McCarthy’s face and demanded his watch, earrings and wedding ring. Adams told Eyewitness News that McCarthy was not hurt.

McCarthy is South Africa’s record goal-scorer and played in Spain, Portugal and England.

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