Clive Barker: We will beat Morocco

Posted: 17 January 2013 Time: 12:31 pm

After Bidvest Wits held Bafana Bafana’s Group A opponents Morocco to a 0-0 draw yesterday, Clive Barker says he is confident Bafana can beat them.

The coach, who led South Africa to a famous Africa Cup of Nations tournament victory in 1996, was impressed with the Atlas Lions, but says he reckons Bafana are the better team.

Bafana face Morocco at Moses Mabhida Stadium on January 27 in their last Group game.

“Morocco are a good team and they have proved that [on Wednesday],” Barker tells Wits’ official website.

“They had some skilful players who are capable of individual brilliance and they gave our defence a good working out.

“But having seen them play tonight, I am confident that Bafana can do well against them. Comparing Morocco to Bafana based on this match, I think we will beat them in the Nations Cup.”

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posted: 12:35 pm
To SAFA:Please watcth the hooligans called Foolosopher and Phefeni Box they are planning to stone the Cape Verde bus like they did to Zambia
posted: 12:38 pm
just focus yor wits team and leave BB to Gordon Lerete
posted: 12:39 pm
Clive will you beat Chiefs at the Nedbank Cup?ask Baroka how easily its done
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 12:43 pm
Shut the bark off wena Barker. beat your 1st opponent as a Wits coach before extending you mouth.

Morroco were also not showing their hand.
9000 Seconds (Precision Engineering)
posted: 12:46 pm
We will be playing in the confederations cup 2013 and we will be in Brazil 2014. Matoho anf Gould wil be marshalling the defence.

Kusazosuzwa yilama zambian rodents
Theo wale khozi
posted: 12:52 pm
If u believe coach then i believe bafana will beat Morocco
posted: 01:05 pm
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict

posted: 12:43 pm | Report

Shut the bark off wena Barker. beat your 1st opponent as a Wits coach before extending you mouth.

Morroco were also not showing their hand.

respect barker you idiot.. he is the only coach who has won the afcon.... your grandfather cant do that... bunch of clowns tryna act like they know what disky is.. #### you bitch.
posted: 01:20 pm
Mind games Barker I like... Give them all the support... you motivate from afar which is good
Tico MP
posted: 01:34 pm
erwin isaacs
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 01:45 pm

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......
posted: 01:55 pm
lets hope so..
posted: 01:56 pm
Those empty chairs reminds me of a Pie-kuku vs Chippa Utd game..
posted: 01:57 pm
baker!th spotlight is alrdy on u man!no need to make mor headlines,if i wr u i wud jst concentrate on ma nw team.
posted: 01:57 pm
Even a match between Danone U/12 played at Soccer City has more fans than a Pie-kuku vs Chippa Utd game..
Dooba [Glory Deferred]
posted: 02:02 pm
bafanax2 will beat all the 3 teams in that group...convincingly!!!
posted: 02:11 pm
Matome Kadi is beter than Paker and Majoro combined n failed to score against Moroco, then wat do you expect from the two tortoises?
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 02:16 pm
@ The Phefeni Boy,

Kanti uzwa kanjani? I can't speak zombie so that you would understand.

@ cmash,

I respect Barker, I wonder where you get the disrespect thingie from. But if truth is to be told, he was an average coach. This is based on the fact that if you take away the 3 weeks of AFCON 1996 in his career, nothing is left, only mediocrity. It is also important to remind you the the 1996 squad was coached by a panel of coaches & Barker was just a face.

He failed to qualify for the tournament in the 1st place, had it not been for the withdrawal of Kenya as a host, SA would have not played in 1996.

He failed to intergrate new players into BB. The likes of BBM17 would have been history if it was not for Jomo. This tendancy of not wanting to introduce young talent into BB is a Barker syndrom.
Soweto Giant
posted: 02:29 pm
Indeed coach. The boys will have to die for the nation. It's now or never.
posted: 02:35 pm
posted: 02:37 pm
posted: 12:38 pm | Report
just focus yor wits team and leave BB to Gordon Lerete

Shoo,,ho hobe!!
posted: 03:38 pm
unescefe lomaminzela wakhona.uqhamukaphi lomuntu
posted: 04:28 pm
Clive think he is the best thing after toilet , nx!
He won the 1996 cup at home without Nigeria........why can't he see that Morocco is hiding something for GI and his Bafana BaChips?
Khosi-Prince II
posted: 06:35 pm
I believe in u Mr Barker & we'l dfntly win our group.
Unti-Pirates Fans
posted: 08:37 pm
Greatest players South Africa have ever produced for Bafana Bafana are Lucas Radebe,Doctor Khumalo and John "Shoes" Moeshoeu and gues what, All are former Chiefs players.No Gorrila players in this category.
posted: 05:49 am
We are watching...but he should ask Nigerians who know that friendlies don't count... Our teams had always played better in tounaments not friendlies... Just be carefull with the Moroccans, they have got more quality and indept than South Africans...
Only home and referees might save South Africa in this tounament...
But it our wish for them to progress up to the final so that the stadia will not become synonymous to grave yards.
posted: 03:41 pm
Hey wena muntu othi Barker failed to qualify, where were you during Barker tunure maybe watching games at Shebeen. Barker qualified for WC for a first time and was fired to hire Phillip, for Bafana is the most successful Coach period; Wena Nigiria...what have they done in the last 10 either they were there or not the past 15 Years we experienced more than 3 Nations Cup so what do you have to show for them, nothing...tell me about Zambia, Ghana who recently represented Africa well being African Champs and world Cup quater finalists respectively...CTK ...Khosi4Life
Asernal 4 ever----Amen.
posted: 01:58 am
I agree with you Mr Barker but hw about you beating log leaders in the nedbank cup?
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