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Bafana first – Itumeleng Khune, Siphiwe Tshabalala warned

Posted: 14 June 2010 Time: 13:00

Local football agent Jazzman Mahlakgane has urged his two players Itumeleng Khune and Siphiwe Tshabalala to concentrate on their jobs with Bafana Bafana rather than worrying about playing overseas next season. 

Both Khune and Tshabalala produced good performances during the World Cup opening game against Mexico on Friday where the latter was crowned for his superb performance with stunning goal to send the whole country into ecstatic celebrations.   Tshabalala has already been linked with a move to Scotland with Glasgow Rangers but Mahlakgane says he must put Bafana first before thinking about moving overseas.   Mahlakgane adds that they have learnt a lot from Teko Modise's experience where everybody was talking about him moving to Europe during the Confederations Cup last year which never materialized.   "Many people will remember what happened to Teko during the Confederations Cup when everybody talked about him leaving the country after the tournament, which ended up affecting his form and kept him in South Africa.   "Experience is the best teacher and we have learnt from that and that's why I have urged both Khune and Tshabalala to focus on what they are doing on the field than worry about who is watching them in the stands.   "It was good that they performed well on Friday but they must remember that people can quickly forget about their past performance and that's why it is important for them to focus in helping Bafana go to the next stage of the tournament,'" says Mahlakgane.

Ernest Fakude  

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 01:06 pm
Well Said !!!
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 01:15 pm
I am not a fan of the so-called Agents but hats off to Jazzman.

Mesh - K 4 L
posted: 01:17 pm

why want to talk abt Khune & Shabba in these forum?Or is it maybe the stupid journalist who asked you that stupid question.STOP individualising players during the WC,these has FOKOL to do with you.You shud have just said NO COMMENT.............

Khune & Shabba - or shall i say the rest of the bafana team belong to the NATION NOT KUWE or any team uzwile ne?

Fakude!!!Why ask these man to comment on these two boys,irrespective of the answer he gave you,you had no right to put any question that individualise the players - my foot man!!!
Gucci Man
posted: 01:19 pm
It's not only Tshabalala,Khune , but all our local players in the national team will be in the same situation.

I mean Davids just signed on a dotted line on Saturday , while he's always on the bench for national team. All the local players stand a great chance of securing contracts abroad , Moriri,Modise,Mphela,Khuboni, Letsholonyane,Khumalo etc.....i'm not sure about Booth & Nomvethe = age might be the hurdle for them.
posted: 01:20 pm
I agree with Mesh - agents must also shutup - i mean cmon i dnt think both players will allow a lapse of concentration on such a big stage - i hate these dumb stories
Gucci Man
posted: 01:29 pm
Bloody agent !!
posted: 01:56 pm
Blooody Agent
posted: 02:14 pm
Wena Ernest iyaku-Fakude le mani....this is no time to cartagorise players into small stupid factions. If u are short of stories, go to Hilbrow, there is plent of work to do there.

Its given that players that will impress overseaes agents will get contracts after the world cup. This also applies to other African players and other regions. So there is no story here.
Maestro KC
posted: 02:22 pm
Mesh: 2010-06-14 13:17

The guys played well on friday and they stood out. Some hinted that it was because they play for Kaizer Chiefs. Whatever the reasons, they played well and should be celebrated.

As for the agent, keep them focused on the job at hand and you will make good commission come next season.

Bafana kaofela
posted: 02:22 pm
Agents!,Agents!Agents!..............GET OUT !!1 YOU AGENTS. This is revolutionery National Team,the days of Rob Moore & John Comitis are gone and they should never ever try to return again because this is what destroyed Bafana Bafana with Moore dictating terms to SAFA regarding selection of players who are from his stable.
posted: 02:57 pm
What a stupid agent, doesn't he realise that he is the one putting them under unnecessary pressure?

Enerst Fakude, i'm disappointed in you, why keep distracting our players with your stupid stories? both players were good enough even before the World Cup, it was only a matter of time before they get themselves contracts overseas, come on man.....!!!!!!
posted: 03:14 pm
Jazzman it is premature to talk about overseas moves, as an agent you must know that as the world cup progress more teams will get interested the best is to wait until the end for that they can weight their options
'The Controversial One'
posted: 03:23 pm
B.loody agent!
Maestro KC
posted: 03:26 pm
Sandile and Wonder

Ernest is doing his job, he reports on news, thats his job.

He is not distracting players, these players are professionals and they should be bale to deal with things like this. You guys must keep your opinions to yourselves if you are going to be rude.

Well said loxition...

Bafana Kaofela
posted: 03:57 pm
Maestro KC: 2010-06-14 15:26 [ Report ]

Sandile and Wonder

Ernest is doing his job, he reports on news, thats his job.

He is not distracting players, these players are professionals and they should be bale to deal with things like this. You guys must keep your opinions to yourselves if you are going to be rude.

Well said loxition...

Bafana Kaofela

Actually my comments were addressed to these "bloody Agents" not to Ernest Fakude but now that you have mention him - I also agree with Mesh & KaMashobana this not the right time to asking these agents this kind of questions - the timing is wrong,if that is a scoope & has the interest of our Soccer,why cant he until July 11,2010. can't he
posted: 05:17 pm
Hey, is it a gud tym of talking about dis news? u guyz did an immature thing the result of dis will be a tearing apart of our squad bcos these players they will not concentrate 100 percent in our national team, reporter & the agent u deserve a moemish of the day trophy.
posted: 08:22 pm
We would be having 3 points had that overated Pirates players scored those easy goals. Its good that Chiefs has quality players for the National team, anyway it has been part of Phefeni boys to produce excellent players for our National team, players like Doctor, Neil Tovey, Lucas Hadebe, and many more comes from chiefs. Modise and Thwala should be removed completely, Chiefs rocks
Once a Chiefs fan always a Fool
posted: 06:58 am
What about mollo wa dipampiri, you know which team is notorious for producing two to three performances then been blown away. Careful man don't call a baboon sitting on the other side of the mountain to come to you. We are here for Bafana and we will deal with your stupid team when the local season starts after the world cup.
posted: 08:19 am
Just another agent looking for attention. Backoff Jazzman! Or is he trying to tell us what is happening behind the scenes? Guess what? We do not care.
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