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Reunited: former Hammers join forces


Filed: Wednesday, 13th September 2017
By: Staff Writer


Victor Obinna has been reunited with fellow former Hammer Benni McCarthy - at Cape Town FC.

The 30-year-old Nigerian winger has been out of the game since being released on a free transfer by German side SV Darmstadt last January, but last night signed a permanent contract with the Blue and Gold Army.


And during his spell at the Cape Town Stadium, Obinna will be working under Benni McCarthy who has been head coach since replacing Eric Tinkler back in June - his first managerial appointment.

The two players previously featured alongside easch other at West Ham during the ill-fated 2010/11 campaign that saw the Hammers end the season bottom fo the Premier League table, under Avram Grant.

Grant was the first of the trio to depart West Ham, being sacked as he was in the player's tunnel by vice-Chair Karren Brady immediately after the final game of the campaign at Wigan Athletic.

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Obinna - whose main contribution to West Ham was being dismissed during the first leg of the Carling Cup semi final against Birmingham City - returned to parent club Inter at the end of his season-long loan before going on to represent the likes of Malaga, Lokomotiv Moscow and MSV Duisberg.

Meanwhile McCarthy - who was pilloried during his spell at West Ham for being overweight and ineffective - left the club my mutual consent in April 2011, after which he spent two years with Orlando Pirates before announcing his retirement in June 2013 at the age of 35.





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