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'Chippa' and Tsutsulupa speak out on Bafana

'Chippa' and Tsutsulupa speak out on Bafana striker crisis

Posted: 22 March 2012 Time: 9:54 am

Philemon Masinga and Lefa Tstsulupa tell KickOff.com that fielding a veteran striker in the Bafana Bafana set-up might provide the kind of composure that Pitso Mosimane is looking for.

Moroka Swallows striker Siyabonga Nomvete and Benni McCarthy of Orlando Pirates are both aged 34, but have been rolling back the years in the League and scoring crucial goals.

Nomvete has ruled out a return to Bafana although his coach Gordon Igesund still believes he has he ability to make a meaningful contribution.

“We all know that Bafana have a problem upfront but we must be realistic,” says Masinga.

“Calling up two 34-year olds to the national team would be unfair on the younger players that are doing well," the former Leeds United and national team striker says. “Perhaps fielding one of them might work, but not for 90 minutes.

"Benni has been doing well because Pirates have been using him as an impact player."

Moroka Swallows skipper Tsutsulupa – who plays alongside Nomvete – says players who have been in the game for a long time have a calming effect on the team.

“Experienced players who have played at the highest level are important in terms of calming the nerves of the rest of the players,” he says.

Mosimane, who used three attacking players in the 0-0 draw against Senegal at the beginning of this month, again bemoaned a number of missed chances after the game.

Previous comments on this story...

MoDawana
posted: 10:04 am
Without taking anything away from Benni, I think he has been up against less than average players i.e Zvayisa, Issacs n Richie but failed to deliver when up against good players i.e Xulu and Libolo defenders.

His positioning is great but I think he will come second when up against agile and good players. So I say no to his inclusion in BB.

Perhaps Bhele might offer something. That is my take.
gogowami
posted: 10:10 am
Wandile : 2012-03-22 10:04 [ Report ]
WHAT U AR SAYING IS THAT XULU AND UR LIBOLO DEFENDERS AR NOT AVERAGE?
WANDILE U DON'T HAVE A POINT UR STATEMENT IS USELESS.
kingbucs
posted: 10:22 am
@wandile,stop smoking dope in the morning,benni is most achived player in the history of sa football and he has played at highest level.
MoDawana
posted: 10:25 am
The point I am making is these players are better than Isaacs, Zvayisa, Ritchie and they easily closed down Benni.

At international level Benni will play against players like Xulu and even better so he won't be effective as he is against the average players.

That you find my statement useless and ask rhetoric questions is something beyond my control.
KING?
posted: 10:27 am

Wandile : u are out of order Comrade, you used a sample based on 2 games hence your judgement is clouded.

whats wrong with you today, u dont roll like this.
The Prince
posted: 10:29 am
I think Wandile is right, straight to the point. Benni is not mobile and Downs defenders(Daniels & Xulu) marked him out of the game and didn't give him any chance in aeriel balls floated in the box. If you didn't see that, then you either blind or dumb. Good point Wandile.
DSky
posted: 10:32 am
@Wandile,

Well said ntwana! Forget about these iziwengu making noise out of nothing. They always depend on "SABC Live." I take your point, and it is indeed valid.
You can't have a player scoring 2 "soft" goals againts a weaker oponent and all of a sudden he is the solution to our woes. Does anyone of you know the leading goalscorer in Nedbank Cup called Hlompho Kekana? Heheheheh...... he is also our solution.... for scoring those soft goals against hapless Powerlines.

Well, I am speaking sitting on the Yellow gap. Like or not...

Benni had a fair chance against Libolo to proove that he can still be in the area, but he failed - dismally. To me, at least Bhele "might" be tried.

To sumup, Wandile, I respect you valued input baba, khohlwa yiziwengu lezi. Azikawubangi umsindo yima zisazowubanga ngoMay 19. Hehehehe
DSky
posted: 10:35 am
@ Wandile

MaWandi, uzophelelwa uinki uma ulokhu uphendula bonke abantu abafunda umbhalo wakho bewubhekise phansi, vele izinto zibheke phansi kubo. To me, things are looking up!
I still maintain that Bhele all da way... Yellow talk
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 am
Benni is our all time great, I also thought he should be roped in......but after his Tuesday night failure to wrap his left foot around the ball after eliminating Sandilands, showed signs of an obese Rat who's passed his sell-by date. Lol.
Not mentioning the lack of mobility, which comes with heavy bone mass and a "1-pack" instead of six. mh....No! I say!

He's played his part, sekwanele....Thanks Benni, but no thanks rather try for the imaginary 2nd star.
Ez'kamagebhula*
posted: 10:39 am
No I think it will be unfair for the likes of Irwin Isaacs & other young stars that are playing in the PSL. Benni & Nomvethe can be used as mentors to young strikers if we want grow as a nation, let these young boys be placed in a deep end with the veterians at their side, they will come rite you'l see. Look at countries like USA having young players as 17yrs in their squads. For now USA is not being taken as a threatning side but i tell you watch USA in the next few years to come. Instant sucsess is not an answer but nurturing the young gaurantees a bright future for SA football!
Ez'kamagebhula*
posted: 10:40 am
No I think it will be unfair for the likes of Irwin Isaacs & other young stars that are playing in the PSL. Benni & Nomvethe can be used as mentors to young strikers if we want grow as a nation, let these young boys be placed in a deep end with the veterians at their side, they will come rite you'l see. Look at countries like USA having young players as 17yrs in their squads. For now USA is not being taken as a threatning side but i tell you watch USA in the next few years to come. Instant sucsess is not an answer but nurturing the young gaurantees a bright future for SA football!
MoDawana
posted: 10:40 am
@Kingbucs, my post is prefixed by "without taking anything away from Benni" meaning I recognise that he is SA's best export and has achieved a lot!

Having said that, today's Benni is not the Bennis lets say of 6 or 10 years ago. Change is the only constant thing and Benni is not as good as he was, therefor he will not offer BB what he use too.

I watch games at the stadium and I see him huffing and puffing and his laggishness suggesting that he is fatigued.

I suggest you stop smoking nyaope before posting, it soils your brain and you end up posting kak comments.

@King, Bhakaniya, those two games had defenders similar to defenders Benni will be up against at international level. Hence, I am of the view that Bhele has more to offer than Benni.

I am not dissing Benni or undermining his talent, I am just tendering a view based on my observation.
TheBold&TheBeautiful
posted: 10:42 am
wandile, i hav a big problem with ppl like you. if we don't try then who can we use to achieve what we hav been struggling to achiev in years now?
Jacob/Styles
posted: 10:45 am
Hey King! Man i missed your response yesterday Bhakaniya lami, was it you the guy with a placard "Bennie jou lekka ding" at the stadium? Tjo! Uma kunguwe uyindoda eqinile Bhakajuju, Lol.
De Bruin!!!
posted: 10:53 am
this wandile kid doesnt have football brains, how did we beat your flops in orlando in the MTN8? didnt he cause problems for you with your Xulu and Daniels by creating 3 chances(1goal)?

if you watch closely you will see that BBM doesnt only score but he creates goals as well which is hard to come by at your bafana...

use your brain sir
Anonymous
posted: 10:57 am
South African futball sucks big time.... Instead of moulding for de future we re calling ageing failers... luk de likes of Ghana, Germany, Egpty etc dey re wieldng juveniles, while South African calling pernsioners.... Wt defence des two gonna do bcz dey were der wen BB failed 2 qaulify 4 Afcon in 2 conscutive times.... Sundowns can du btr dan dis joke Nation de home Hlokoloza Dance....

Yes Mighty Downs abused by 5-0 in a friendly match wth Zambia aftr Chipolopolo walloped BB in a friendly match n Cape Town by 3 goals 2 nil.... De likes of Benni n Nomvethe were..... Recently Downs cuased havoc 2 Isihlangu de Swazi National team....

GentleSky=CandyChloorkop
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 11:05 am
I agree with the valid points Wandile has made. Fellow Bucs, let's not be ignorant about Benni's situation just becos he's playing for our team. I'm willing to bet my last penny that if Benni was playing for our rivals, some of these bloggers would be hurling jokes of all trades towards Benni and talking down on him.

I didn't even have to be at Loftus to see that the man is far from being fit; hence he should only be used as an impact player. Yebo class is permanent and form is only temporary. Benni has class, but form is not there. You could see against Sundowns in the 2nd half how the man was pulling down opposition defenders and committing fouls. Worst of all, after that great run he made to set up Daine Klate, the man fell down totally fatigued and had to be stretchered off without even being touched. That to me rings alarm bells that our technical team is not doing enough to get the man back in shape.

Yebo Benni is class and Wandile clearly stated in the beginning that he's "taking nothing away" from Benni's magnificent abilities as s striker. But let's be blunt, as good and classy as he is, his stamina and shape is below par.

Up The Bucs....
Anonymous
posted: 11:06 am
Pitso dnt wt he is doing, he rather resign as early as possible 2 save te country..
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 11:08 am
The only test Bennie should undergo is to be recalled to the national team... my money is on the assumption that he will score. I really think his presence in the squad can be good. I agree with Wandile nevertheless, he was up against Ritchie and Zsayiya or whatever his name is, and it has been proven that he quickly fades in a match against good opponents like those Libolo guys and Wednesday was no exception as the fat one (Oops, sorry, I promised not to call the fat one names) did not even make an attempt. maybe it was because the Pierats culture Palacious was introducing was a tectical error of playing a Kroll system that is predictable. It only fooled VV as the rats defended with 9 players including the ref and his 3 officials!
Anonymous
posted: 11:08 am
benni told safa he won't play for bafana bafana unless his problem is solve with one safa official, does that problem is solved now. We don't need benny for bafana bafana. Let safa pay inyanga finish and klaar.
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