Carling Cup 2014

‘KG’ fit for Bafana opener

Posted: 17 January 2013 Time: 10:34 am

Kagisho Dikgacoi is available for selection when Bafana Bafana take on Cape Verde Islands in the opening game of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.

The Crystal Palace man has been troubled by a knee injury picked up during the goalless draw against Algeria at Orlando Stadium on Saturday, but Bafana team manager Levy Ramajoe says the midfielder has recovered after missing training earlier in the week.


“KG is back in full training with the rest of the squad,” Ramajoe tells KickOff.com. “Everyone is 100 per cent so we have a full squad to select from.”

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

sekhokho
posted: 10:38 am
fit or not he is useless....
Sir Moja wa Lekhosi
posted: 10:38 am
shucks!!! that's bad news...
BHACAJUJU IN FULL SWING!!!
posted: 10:38 am
Eix so here we go again....anyway gud lucky
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 10:39 am
I can't wait for KG combination with Furman, its the best ever that BB had. KG will be immobile while Furman will be making those defense spliting plasses to his defenders.

In Gordon's secret hand we have tactics.
KOIYOKO
posted: 10:49 am
Show them what you are made of Son !!
Thobzin
posted: 10:52 am
KG is useless and Furman worse. That Furman thing is overrated. He only makes obvious passes and most of them are backward. He is not creative and therefore not Bafana material. Do u guys agree or disagree?
Koool
posted: 10:54 am
Dey must not play dis Old Coal Truck...he is too slow and plays ballz(majoro`s tone) sideways and backwards!!!
El Sol
posted: 10:54 am
Can't someone injure that half giraffe half cow captain of ours Khumalo?? Ay man Captain Morgan is waiting on the sidelines..as for KG inojamu lentwana, wonder how he manages @Palace cause speed & flexibilitÝ is a common factor there ,Dean can start with YeYe on that midfield, pity can't attend the opening match but I'll attend all your matches in DURBAN ..#PROUDLY ŚŐÚŤĤ ÁŦŔĨČÁŃ
kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 10:57 am
@thobzin
You don't know what you are talking about,you are such a fool.Furman is a gifted footballer mate unless if you got a problem whith his colour or one of Jali fans.get life
Aldair Applegates
posted: 10:59 am
useless yet overrated punk
sekhokho
posted: 10:59 am
ever since i watched bafana games i hv never seen wht ths guy is capable of...he shud be benched in all games....
MAMINZELA
posted: 11:08 am
KG Is as fit as unfit
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 11:10 am
Just hope he gets a permanent injury coz he's absolutely useless, digkacoi out, Jali in
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 11:12 am
@ Gordon's 11 loyalists,

Personally, I wish that the injury to KG recuperates so that mediocrites will learn a lesson. KG is no longer the same player that once captured our imagination but he is the best defensively (even though immobile) in the team that GI selected. Imagine a middlefield that is manned by Furman & Yeye.

Furman is an overated piece of mediocrity. He can't tackle, command the middle let alone initiate attacks, he is our best useless player.

Yeye on the otherhand is suffers from bi-polar, he can't be trusted. The is no doubt that he can defend & attack but he is not too good at either of the 2. Today, he will attack well but when you tell him to attack well in the next game, he defends well. He is your street type soccer player that is not good for systimatic soccer which international soccer is all about. If some of you think I am wrong, why hasn't he mastered any of the roles at KC because every season they suffer from both at deferent times.

This combination will render Gordon's 11 useless in M.field & our defence will not cope with waves of attack. With Kaizer Idiots (Ryan Cooper) in majority on the stands, they will boo the wrong players such as Mphela because we will be few goals behind in 45 minutes.
Commander Of The Ship Cpt. Black Beard
posted: 11:19 am
I think it's time we stopped with the criticism coz it helps no-one and it won't change anything so. BB4Afcon
Vuvu
posted: 11:21 am
A lot of people here are clueless about the duties of a modern defensive midfield player in the field of play.Its not surprising though,my fellow South Africans are so obsessed with their so called local football starts, it blinds their judgment.
Some of you are saying they have never seen what KG has done for BB but they did see the goal by Shabba in the opening game of WC.How ridiculous and naive?So the goal that Shabba scored that day came from heaven like manna,we've got loads and loads of clueless people here.
mno
posted: 11:25 am
That's good news for bafana bachiefs, He will ensure an early exit for BB which in turn will save us from Zebras crying foul after the PSL refuses to postpone their game against downs
... joe banana.....
posted: 11:26 am
if BB don't win the Afcon, i am hoping that atleast one African country win it... but my hopes are on BB!!
Thobzin
posted: 11:28 am
@ ####### kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK

@thobzin
You don't know what you are talking about,you are such a fool.Furman is a gifted footballer mate unless if you got a problem whith his colour or one of Jali fans.get life
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I thought you would put forward your arguement and tell me your analysis of Furman's game,but all you did is to call me what you are " A fool' Khanda likanyoko, madlebe enja,Mdidi
... joe banana.....
posted: 11:31 am
mno

posted: 11:25 am | Report

That's good news for bafana bachiefs, He will ensure an early exit for BB which in turn will save us from Zebras crying foul after the PSL refuses to postpone their game against downs
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even if BB goes to the final, we still have very capabale players who can make the starting 11: khuzwayo - moleko, ritchie, mathoho, mashamaite - katsande, nkosi, lebese, dladla - rusike, nkhatha
and have all bafana bachiefs as subs....
Anti-Zebra
posted: 11:33 am
Meanwhile, In Cape Verde soccer fans were jumping for joy when the news came that KG is fit for selection.
mno
posted: 11:33 am
... joe banana.....

posted: 11:31 am | Report

mno

posted: 11:25 am | Report

That's good news for bafana bachiefs, He will ensure an early exit for BB which in turn will save us from Zebras crying foul after the PSL refuses to postpone their game against downs
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even if BB goes to the final, we still have very capabale players who can make the starting 11: khuzwayo - moleko, ritchie, mathoho, mashamaite - katsande, nkosi, lebese, dladla - rusike, nkhatha
and have all bafana bachiefs as subs....
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If that was the case, why did you send the letter to the PSL requesting postponement? Withdraw the letter then
sekhokho
posted: 11:35 am
i see somme fans i too loyal to an extend tht they cn't see da bad side of their players...BB wil never make it wit guys lik KG
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 11:45 am
Commander Of The Ship Cpt. Black Beard

I think it's time we stopped with the criticism coz it helps no-one and it won't change anything so. BB4Afcon
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The notion that Gorgon's 11 is like a Pope hence beyond criticism & sin is misleading. They have been saying the same for years now. This assertion is used to disarm those who differ with the current state of affairs. This notion again is used as a toilet paper to hide the crack that have always been there that need leadership to fix.

How many times have people called for the change in BB players. It doesn't help to call the likes of Lebese & give them caps on the eve of AFCON. the likes of Nyawana, Khune, Gaxa, Masilela, at al have undergone all stages of mediocrity in a BB shirt. Why must we support them?

The team that GI selected is not the best (not about non-selection of the socalled our favourite players) but in terms of structure. How do you justifying the selection of 1 winger in Phala? Nyawana is no longer a winger, so is Parker, Shabangu & Serero. Even if you select more than 1 winger, you diversify them inorder to introduce certain element of suprise to the opposition.

Ranjtie, Majoro & Parker are the same player, they all have the same attacking style & attributes which makes BB lack an element of suprise.

I have spoken in lenght about Furman, Yeye & KG. Manyisa if off form, selected to window-dress & increase the Pirates numbers in the team. Meyiwa & the other goalkeeper are also there to window-dress. How do you explain them not playing in friendlies if GI has confidence in them? How will he trust them should Khune get injured?

The belief that our wingbacks must supply crosses is a stupid & a failed notion. Firstly, they don't have the stamina & ability to go up & down the flanks the whole game with an exception of Matlaba. Again they can't cross the ball well. How many goals has Gaxa, Masilela & Ngcongca create in more than 100 caps they have collectively? why do we trust in this system that did not work well even in our 1996 squad but got worse under Parraira, Santana & Pitso?

Patriotic we remain behind our nation but not behind Gordon's 11 & his SAFA administration.
Vuvu
posted: 11:46 am
For starters our TV stations here in uMzantsi don't have(not willing to buy it) the software from European stations,then how can one say a player is immobile when you don't know the distance covered by a player in a game in KM's.You don't even get stats about passes completed by a particular player in 90 mins of the game.
There is no scientific analysis of the game here in our country,then how will you judge the effectiveness of a player?By just thumb sucking or team loyalty.We are still far behind,all one gets to see is about these stupid "ball possession,number of corner/free kick,shots at goal,yellow/red cards" etc,which anyone can count sitting on his poach at home.These are the things that blinds our judgement when it comes to complete analysis of individual players in a team.
So Iam not surprised when people here come with ridiculous statements like "these guy" is immobile,passes backward.ineffective,unfit,cow whatever you call it.
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 11:55 am
@ Vuvu,

The same technology fails to give an upperhand to those teams that use real stats religiously. The USA is a proponent of playing the game trough technological analysis but they are not world beaters.

The same technology does not indicate howmany km (mobility) a player spent on the field doing nothing. they do not count the forward / backward passes that a player makes, let alone the attack minded ones.

The best tech currently is the observation & imagination that you have used to critic those who differ with you....your eyes.
Vuvu
posted: 12:14 pm
@Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
Well i beg to differ with you,modern sports including football is more scientific than you think.If you still believe in your eyes only,then i feel sorry for you that means we are poles apart when it comes to total analysis of sport especial football.We need as a country and football fans to catch up very quickly,

If you tell me this midfield player is better than the other one in a team,can you tell me how much distance does he cover in 90 mins,how many passes complete or incomplete in a single game,a big NO.
The same applies to defenders, do you know how many clean goal saving tackles defender does in 90 mins,counter attacking passes,recovery time,again a big NO.

I don't want to go into the striking and goalkeeping department because there we all think we are experts.
This is the kind of scientific information iam talking about,that is why The Asians(Japannese,Koreans) have improved so much
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 12:22 pm
@ Vuvu,

Technology records stats but it does not observe. If football a a robot sport I would agree with you 100% but unfortunately it a human sport where tech will never supercede a human observation.

That is why we alway call for a knowledgeble coach or tecticaly & technically gifed players, etc. it is because we know very well that what they do is unpredictable & supercedes technology. If tech was the gtreatest weapon maybe SAfa should have appointed Gucci man to coach our national team & hand him a laptop with all the analysis gadgets.
The CV Chef MUST Die
posted: 12:55 pm
WHO CARES???? NXX!!
Malungisa
posted: 12:56 pm
Start your comment hereNo more kg he's too slow
ellisbrown
posted: 01:06 pm
@joe banana: if BB don't win the Afcon, i am hoping that atleast one African country win it... but my hopes are on BB!!

I dont understand the comments above, i believe its African countries that are participating in this tournament unless there is something u want to tell us!
Vuvu
posted: 01:10 pm
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
I see you don't understand my point and iam not surprised,Here iam not saying let technology do all the work,we are humans and we will remain humans and technology wont ever supercede humans endevours because we created it.

What you need to understand is that in this modern age humans use technology to help better understand and analyse what an eye cannot comprehend.In a football game,a human eye follows the ball but with the technology you are able to follow all players in the field of play even if they are not in possession of the ball.
That is the advantage iam talking about.For any other person if for argument sake Mphela is running with the ball towards goal,all cameras are showing that but you don't see what KG for instance is doing or running to,you might think he is just standing,which is not necessarily true.............that is my point.....TECHNOLOGY
South_Afrikhosi
posted: 01:17 pm
@Mgugudi: The Trebble Idiot - I wish you were smart but you are not... I bet if you would be asked to make a recommendation you would want Jali because you are a rat!
Give these players the analysis they deserve of which you were almost spot on with one of them, but review
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 01:43 pm
@Mgugudi

Till today you still have not given the bloggers your SA best 11 who you would prefer to represent the country.
We also want you to recommend a coach who you think can do a better job than Gordon.

As long as you have not given us answers to the above, we will not take any of your essays serious.

NB: There is no point in complaining if you cannot recommend or provide a solution to a problem.

I pause......
cmash
posted: 01:53 pm
OMG thats bad news... i wanna see manyisa and yeye there.... not funnyman and dai kgashu....we are the hosts, we shud playing attacking football... whats with bafana bafana and captain defenders?
Ma-Eddie
posted: 02:09 pm
El Sol
posted: 10:54 am | Report
Can't someone injure that half giraffe half cow captain of ours Khumalo?? Ay man Captain Morgan is waiting on the sidelines..as for KG inojamu lentwana, wonder how he manages @Palace cause speed & flexibilitÝ is a common factor there ,Dean can start with YeYe on that midfield, pity can't attend the opening match but I'll attend all your matches in DURBAN ..#PROUDLY ŚŐÚŤĤ ÁŦŔĨČÁŃ

Cant agree with u more there my outie, I wuld like to cee Furman with Yeye in midfild, Shabba & Thuso on the wings, Killer & parker upfront. I'm a Bucs fan but I like Yeye's style of play, he's mobile, has vision, and those defence spliting passes,,we need him,,,as for our defense,,asazii..sizobona Khona
Baatile
posted: 02:44 pm
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict & Vuvu

I bow

My 2c contribution:

The solution might then be to use technology in order to enhance human observation so that we can plan better in future. But lack thereof (use of technology) cannot prevent us from openly, without fear or favour, questioning the selection of players or tactics applied. The high performance centre might have scientifically determined fitness levels of all selected players at the time, but I doubt if it could determine ‘high’ injury risk levels of Gaxa, Masilela, Mphela and Kagisho. Maybe the risk was cleared by medical technology but is that the only green light for selection. Surely there was an element of experience which can not be only scientifically determined for or during the game but observed. We can use both technology and human observation but it has to be independent of each other. That is why there are practical and theoretical results in science.
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