The Bafana head coach picked his first squad yesterday since taking over from Carlos Alberto Parreira, sticking with the tried and tested and snubbing the likes of Andile Jali and Kermit Erasmus. However, ‘Jingles' says in his future selections he will keep the youngsters in mind.
"I was not going to be able to make a lot of changes, because I have been in the office for only 22 days, so I didn't have time to make a lot of changes," he said after naming the squad of players comprising mostly of those who did duty in the World Cup.
"It is also important not to make the changes from the team that beat France 2-1, because as we all know the League here at home and in Europe have been on off-season, so I was not going to select players I haven't seen," said Mosimane.
Quizzed over the issue of blooding in the youngsters, Mosimane was quick to allay the fears of South Africans that perhaps his plan could be flawed if he sticks to the old faces.
"Be patient, they (youngsters) are in my vision," he says. "We can't make changes that will suit everybody. It is one step at a time. We still have lots of friendly games, Cosafa and Chan games too… we know Andile Jali is part of the set-up. He went with us to Brazil for camp and there is Thulani Serero, Kermit Erasmus, Darren Keet, Siyanda Xulu, Daylon Claasen and so on.
"They are all in my vision but we won't just throw them in at once," Mosimane said.