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Double injury blow for Bafana

Posted: 22 January 2013 Time: 05:58 pm

Gordon Igesund has revealed two players are ruled out of Bafana Bafana's must-win Africa Cup of Nations clash against Angola.

Igesund says he will not be able to field Lerato Chabangu and Kagisho Dikgacoi in any capacity during Wednesday night’s encounter.

“I have two players that will not be involved at all and that is Lerato and ‘KG.’ It is very unfortunate that they are injured, but we have enough depth in the squad to deal with their absence,” Igesund says.

“It’s never nice to see players injured, especially during a long tournament where everyone in your 23-man squad is vital.”

Chabangu has been dealing with a groin strain, while Dikgacoi’s knee has swelled up again.

Their absence could see the coach field Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Dean Furman in the centre of the park against Angola.

HAVE YOUR SAY HERE: Who do you think should take the pitch for Bafana?

Melissa Reddy, in Durban

Previous comments on this story...

kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 06:01 pm
sorry kg but honestly i think we have got the capable players there..we will win
Gcwabe(The Bank Robber)
posted: 06:04 pm
KG can go hang himself, Lerato hade boss!
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 06:06 pm
GI just ask Baxter for the entire Chiefs squad to face Angola.
phitza
posted: 06:06 pm
soka
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 06:09 pm
It's not always nice when a player gets injured. Sorry guys but honestly KGs injury is a blessing in disguise.
Khosi-faithful
posted: 06:12 pm
KG's injury is a blessing in disguise for Bafana, wish Shabba was on the list, I'm not hating on the boy, I just want a player that will fight 150% on the field.
Khosi-faithful
posted: 06:13 pm
-----------------Khune
Gaxa, Ntsimbi, Ntethe, Masilela

Manyisa, Yeye, Mahlangu

------------Serero---------------

Majoro------------------Parker

Let's see what these boys can do
El Kampion
posted: 06:16 pm
Book KG a Putco bus to Jozi park station and then he can catch Inyathi to the airport
Sgoloza82 *Golden Champ*
posted: 06:21 pm
Nt dat i hate u majita BT, perfect timing, KG u played net kak...
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 06:23 pm
Hooraaaay! Dikgacow won't be playing! Thank you thank you to whoever is responsible for his injury, which may last until end of afcon
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 06:23 pm
My prayers have been answered.........
OrdinaryFan
posted: 06:23 pm
Good riddance to KG. Waste of oxygen that one.
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 06:26 pm
El Kampion
posted: 06:16 pm | Report
Book KG a Putco bus to Jozi park station and then he can catch Inyathi to the airport
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hahaha Putco of all the bus providers, it must be your favorite Bakania...
Sun Of God
posted: 06:45 pm
People were busy making so much noise about the bafana draw. Especially rats fans , there are no small teams in africa anymore. Look at the number of draws all these teams have played. Chiefs is not and cannot be Bafana Bafana. More than 30 players were called in for the preliminary squad , only the best made the cut. So you can fart the whole day about bafana selections , there isn't much you can do with your grade 12 and average analytical mind.
Carlito
posted: 06:59 pm
Son of God, wat do u mean by saying da best? SA is not well represented! GI is very biased wth his selection.
Herbert "herbs" semenya
posted: 07:01 pm
Cowndon ingasende must put gaxa n masisela upfront,wil beat anggola easily,if he strike with 2 strikers
mavisto Downs
posted: 07:04 pm
Can Shabba, Majoro, Khumalo and Phala follow please
k2-wa 5 skippas
posted: 07:07 pm
Eish! At long last, now if shabba can follow dem, if It takes an injury 4 underperforming player 2 b bnchd den b it, ba re jesa
candyman
posted: 07:10 pm
Plz ppl stop calling kg a cow....the guy is not played @the position he plays in for his club....he has scored 5 goals this season for palace already from midfield....uqale nini ukubayinkomo u kg?...
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 07:19 pm
candyman
posted: 07:10 pm | Report
Plz ppl stop calling kg a cow....the guy is not played @the position he plays in for his club....he has scored 5 goals this season for palace already from midfield....uqale nini ukubayinkomo u kg?...
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I think I agree with you, KG can't be a cow but a Gorilla(very useless).
andy_bucs
posted: 07:19 pm
God is Great
msenti15
posted: 07:21 pm
thanks god KG '' sakalamazambane is injured'' i just wish Gordon Igasende can also suffer an injury
candyman
posted: 07:22 pm
Kwaaaaaaaaa! Mamadou gaye doing a donkey dance!!....(same dance by congolese keeper)there is never a dull moment wt this guy!....lmfao!
nqoex
posted: 07:23 pm
dont worry lgesund kg iz useless
OrdinaryFan
posted: 07:26 pm
If it looks like a cow, moos like a cow and walks like a cow, then it is probably KG.
Sun Of God
posted: 07:32 pm
Son of God, wat do u mean by saying da best? SA is not well represented! GI is very biased wth his selection. .............................................................................................................................................
Biased bacause he left out myeni , klate and jali or biased because he hasn't fielded manyisa and senzo meyiwa ???? Come on. If you have a football brain , you'd understand that each and every player selected for national duty , is worth supported. We haven't lost any game since the start of afcon , yet GI is taking shots from our own emergency citizens. Citizens by default. Bafana is not a football club, Whoever dons the jersey , the whole nation rally's behind. Whether its Jerry Skosana or Benedict McCarthy , we rally behind them and leave the negativity for our Psl clubs when they resume next month.
Navigator Wonder
posted: 07:37 pm
Can someone please explain to me why the commentator Dwayne Delocar is commentating on both SS4 and SABC 1 games please and who is paying the guy for doing such a great job
Xolz
posted: 07:38 pm
Kg uyimfene,stay the f**k away frm my TV screen nxa
Pirate-Prince
posted: 07:55 pm
Gud thing these cows ar out injured!!! Ace Manyisa shud start
Champ enigma
posted: 07:57 pm
Pierats faithfools can whine all they want phela ingasende is not gonna call their midget cow. Even that mpadla old man won't play. Get that suckers
Mukai
posted: 07:58 pm
What say you this is a strategy for a built-in excuse - that they did not have the best owing to injuries? The team appears like it is making heavy-going of things despite home advantage so this excuse will come in handy.
Anti-Zebra
posted: 08:01 pm
Anyone who knows the rules help me:

If a player in your 23 man squad is injured in the group stages, does the team not have the right to replace that player with another which is not in the squad?

The reason why I ask this is because I want to know why Gordon does not explore these options.....
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 08:04 pm
Plz ppl stop calling kg a cow....the guy is not played @the position he plays in for his club....he has scored 5 goals this season for palace already from midfield....uqale nini ukubayinkomo u kg?...-------------------------------------------------------------------------he started the day he put on a football jersey! He scored 5 goals? Lol hahaha kg is a cow, with a heavy udder
FrankT
posted: 08:05 pm
Having seen Angola in action against Morocco , one must say the game against Angolans will not be a walk in the park , nevertheless let us wish GI and the team the best of luck tomorrow and hope for the best
El Sol
posted: 08:06 pm
@ Navigator Wonder lol no man its not him on SSP though they sound the samen I've forgotten the name of the guy ko Supersport but its certainly not Dwayne..
eric rafael 21
posted: 08:09 pm
owh po0r useless 'mam ruby' KG.
KidKudu7
posted: 08:19 pm
Where's Oupa Manyisa???
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 08:21 pm
Sun of God
Who in the right frame of mind would leave AJ out of his squad. The man together with Oupa contributed a lot in Pirates double treble. If the players selected are the best in Mzansi I'm afraid we don't have the quality to compete with the giants of Africa. By Sunday you will know what we are talking about.
FrankT
posted: 08:24 pm
A speedy recovery to both
Thabo Thiba Thabang
posted: 08:24 pm
The last I heard was Jali ws not picked because he has an injury!!! it's a big suprise that KG was picked with an injury! The chicken has come home to roost! Nature doesnt allow any imbalance! Favouritism never brought positive resultsfor any team!
Nic J
posted: 08:30 pm
grt now akulimale uShabba no parker. nd i'll b 100% behind S.A
Navigator Wonder
posted: 08:39 pm
@ El Sol...lol are u serious wow talk about sounding the same damn but no man that's Dwayne for sure lol ill investigate...lol
Zitro
posted: 08:41 pm
l sided with you far too long unfortunately l have to side with the nation, you are fat and weakest link. The nation's wish is heard.
Ezzy Mpilo
posted: 08:46 pm
This is wonderfull news:)... Sdudla is out along with that fong kong star wanna b... Myb @ swallows his a star.
Ezzy Mpilo
posted: 08:49 pm
This is wonderfull news:)... Sdudla(KG) is out along with that fong kong star wanna b(chabangu)...
Bucs by nature
posted: 08:56 pm
Wher is manyisa
lumeh
posted: 09:02 pm
We told some fans from our next door that we as pirates we can only support a good team not the kak lamasimba ka GI, we love to see our nation winning things but GI was really bias when selecting players.
I.e. The only player that is harsh that has power that can run 120min that can assist in defending that can assist in going foward that can stop a team like Ethopia who's got more energy more power, the only player is Andile Jali. I take GI as the worse coach ever even pitso is far better.
Believe me those fans will also say the same thing after afcon
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 09:16 pm
glory halelujah amen!!!! drunkard chabangu is no big loss, hes horrible at international football and he wasnt supposed to be in this tournament anyway. As for dikgacoi he got a raw deal by playing alongside a defensive midfielder when he does well playing alone just like the way hes doing at his club. We all these gorilla-rats pie lerete cows are going to demand dracula myeni and diane klate to replace drunkard chabangu ,despite the fact that they way out of their depth at international football.
KhosiMan
posted: 09:16 pm
as 4 Dick-gacoi gud news indeed & now wish him a slow recovery until da AFCON is over.sorry to wish u dat bad i have no CHOICE but TRUST in Manyisa
Rui10
posted: 09:22 pm
Yeye and Manyisa pls,I wanna see their old partnership from PJ Stars,Furman is not at the required level yet.These injuries serves the nation right,Chabangu is tired.
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 09:30 pm
If gordon is allowed to call up players to replace these injured guys the he should go for mokotjo or khuboni and mashaba of wits. In a perfect world we couldv selected masalesa and jabulani shongwe unfortunately pie lerete and mamedoti sunclowns relish in destroying future assets for our national team!!!
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 09:38 pm
Those who. Know soccer n watch KG at club level will tell u that KG does the dirty job quiet good, he just playing along a player like Yeye who does not know when to go or stay, Yeye's game awareness is poor, his defensive abilities are poor, he losses possession often n fail to identify whicch side can he utilies to the best of the teams abilities.

KG played with Furman, yes they where defensive but they never lose shape like when Yeye is playing.

GI please drop Yeye as well, remember what him,Nahayo n Gold did to Cosmos, a leopard never loses it spots.

I have never seen a player that gives possession away cheaply as much as Yeye does at this level.
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 09:57 pm
Now crazy Chiefs fans say Furman is not at a required level, a player they have been praising even suggesting he is better than Jali.

Very soon, they will do the same to Gordon instead of blaming their own average players whom they used to insult before joining Chiefs. Bayagula labantu, abathathi kahle.
Champ of all
posted: 10:54 pm
Jerrr!!!! Chimpanzees hate kg....they celebrate his injury as if we won the afcon. I'd very hypocritical coming from the same chimps who claim to.b patriotic. Atleast KG is a better cow who passed the english premier trial unlike the cow nyawana who cnt even Cross the damned ball. Or lemfenenyane who keep passing the opponent.......the media is already campaigning for foolman to take over but according to GI, foolman only come second to cow Lemfenenyane....foolman will b the scapegoat
Champ of all
posted: 11:06 pm
Now this chimps want Ace to start with their cow so they cn blame him if he lose. The center backs are being criticised left right center by these chimps and media yet they are yet to concead. Chimpanzees ar nt Patriotic they are just supporting their cows who dominate the squad.
Champ of all
posted: 11:11 pm
I am sure VV just laugh when he c cows like lemfenenyanea, nyawana, Parker & majoro. Same cows who failed and cost him his job....to encourage them, he used to say is Bafana vs Bucselona
Rui10
posted: 11:12 pm
Shame
Vuvu
posted: 11:30 pm
People who r rejoicing at KG's injury r a shame and disgrace to our counrt's soccer gods.

I wonder Why these people r blaming KG when our strikers r failing to score.KG is not a striker,he is a defensive midfielder and is doing his job well.

Now what will happen,is that we will concede goals as long as that midfield pillar KG is not there because there will be no-one to cut off all attacks from oppositiin.
machaba22
posted: 11:39 pm
I think we are missing the point. KG is injured, he might be not the best for the first 11 what if Yeye or Furman get injured during the game, no back-up. It is not all that good news hey!!!
khosi falcao
posted: 07:01 am
#### KG
Liqhame
posted: 07:07 am
Thats the best news I have heard so far since the beginning of this AFCON. They should not have been there from day one.

This coach used to be my best coach for the past decade and I don't know what has got into him, he is becoming clueless by the day. I wonder what will be his excuse come 19h00 tonight.
DJ_DONT
posted: 07:18 am
Blessing indisguise , editor those are not players but cows yer.
sekunjalo
posted: 07:27 am
asebenza amadlozi ethu oTovey noFish noButhelezi lol......KG well done ikubambe kuze kuphele itournament leyo injury
Papa Joe KC
posted: 07:32 am
Mzansi will be celebrating tonight after our first win against angola. Yes we didnt have a perfect start but we can right our own Bafana out. Afcon has started and its sad to read comments from the so called soccer fans about Jali and the likes who are not in the team. Bafana will be playing a second match and i know KZN will be out in full force behind our team. In RSA i believe but not in Jacob Zuma.
Sebastian Veron
posted: 07:32 am
heading should've been: Cows got injured while grazing,
now its tome for Manyisa/Furman to partner Yeye in the middle,

Please Gordon could u start with Rantie, Serero and Mphela instead of Tshabalala, Parker and Majoro
DJ_DONT
posted: 07:39 am
Gordon I trusted u but this time am shocked a disaster is looming.I wish they could give u s second chance and reselect the squad and remove all those cows but its impossible and your job is gone ask pitso those cows from the zoooo are dangerous now u will c some pliting back passes
Doycino
posted: 07:52 am
these bafana bafana players thy are scared like kids thy dont want to be part of empressment fake team
Iniesta Manyisa
posted: 08:03 am
Dont mind about overated, fat, lazy KG (Mr Astray passes) but great pity for Lerato. I do not have any hope in this team thou.
DJRise
posted: 08:03 am
No stress.

...............................................................Khune......................................................................

...............Anele.....................Khumalo...................Sangweni................Matlaba........................

.....................................................................Yeye.................................................................

............................Phala.................................Shabba.................Serero...................................

...............................................Parker.................................Mphela..........................................
Iniesta Manyisa
posted: 08:08 am
The Son of God posted
People were busy making so much noise about the bafana draw. Especially rats fans , there are no small teams in africa anymore. Look at the number of draws all these teams have played. Chiefs is not and cannot be Bafana Bafana. More than 30 players were called in for the preliminary squad , only the best made the cut. So you can fart the whole day about bafana selections , there isn't much you can do with your grade 12 and average analytical mind.

You probably the son of god of the poor, deprived and oppressed. I thought you son of a bitch if not son of Satan or son of Gordon Igasende. You are perfect in posting crap.
PSL awards a joke
posted: 08:08 am
Blessing in disguise at least now will see new faces and possibly move Yeye to play more closely with the strikers
PSL awards a joke
posted: 08:08 am
Blessing in disguise at least now will see new faces and possibly move Yeye to play more closely with the strikers
shobkhosi
posted: 08:17 am
Coach yekela ukuqinisa ikhanda ake ufake uYeye noManyisa plz. outwide akube uPhala no Parker/Serero. strikers Mphela & Majoro. Defenders Gaxa, Sangweni, Ngcongca(he can play centre back) or put Nthethe & Masilela. (Matlaba the stage is too big for him, with angola having expirience strikers like Manucho)
Black n White of Orlando
posted: 08:49 am
whooo we can enjoy the game ...go back to Uk KG, ACE MANYESA will fully fiill your space and as Chabangu we wont miss u either
Bucsaway Trebble Champ
posted: 09:09 am
Good it's time for Ace to show them what he's made of and what's Nyawane still doing there???
LUNCH BAR *obvious*
posted: 09:10 am
El Kampion

posted: 06:16 pm | Report

Book KG a Putco bus to Jozi park station and then he can catch Inyathi to the airport
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kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
STANCOVIC
posted: 09:20 am
not so good. may be gordon should take this opportunity to start with mobile players with manyisa, mahlangu, rantie, etc. we seem to be very much capable of winning the ball, but dont have any clue of what to do with it.
avelino
posted: 09:24 am
Injury my foot dis monkeys dnt desrve 2 play 4 national team dy must fokof wt. Disgrace who's dikgaswhior wt av mxm
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 09:34 am
I just hope Gordon starts with Manyisa so that there will be no unbearable noise after the game tonight.
MuseroKC
posted: 09:49 am
Me think we need a very young coach who thinks out of the box and not afraid to take risk...... for assistance he can hire stubborn madalas like Gordon.
The CV Chef MUST Die
posted: 09:57 am
I guess being proud of Bafana is too much to ask for...
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 10:10 am
Good riddance...blessing in disguse...Furman can do better than KG and Serero better than Chabangu...
MANGIVE
posted: 10:27 am
Navigator Wonder
You are talking about Mark Gleeson. Dwayne is at the world of Gaynations & Mark is at the world of Champions. Where you never stop enjoying the game & the analysis, where analysts are not given scripts to read from, where you get the likes of Mamadou & BBM, he killed me yesterday when said he left his pack at Burkina Faso and Mamadou with his donkey dance....hahahaha, just imagine maponyane doing da dance, he will be called to the CEO's office immidiately...
khosilangampela
posted: 10:31 am
muntu,it is duen d'locker on both ss4 an sabc,b'cos ss4 bought feeds 4rm sabc dy dnt have ryt to brodcast da afcon.if u cn check even da pics are da same.
LungsterBUCS!
posted: 10:36 am
Khune, Ngcongca, Matlaba, Sangweni, khumalo, Yeye, Furman, Mahlangu, Parker, Rantie Serero..
sub: Manyisa for Furman, Tshabalala or Phala 4 Serero, Mphela 4 Rantie
MANGIVE
posted: 11:54 am
khosilangampelaposted: 10:31 am | Report
muntu,it is duen d'locker on both ss4 an sabc,b'cos ss4 bought feeds 4rm sabc dy dnt have ryt to brodcast da afcon.if u cn check even da pics are da same.
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Yes SABC is the official broadcaster & SS buy footage(pictures) or the rights to broadcast from SABC however SS have their own commentators, Mark Gleeson is the one on SS. Its the same when SABC buys footage for PSL games, they have their own Brain mofokeng's & Gajeni's as commentate, they only buy footage(pictures), may you please misleading the masses.
mseshifc
posted: 12:27 pm
Ayeye Gordon another draw for you.... if not losing the game....

U said it dream team... shame
Sikelela1
posted: 01:17 pm
Khosi-faithful, its true Shabba is not giving his best, i think the more coach field him, the more he distroys him.
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