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Katlego Mphela has rubbished talk that he was one of Pitso Mosimane's 'favourites'

Posted: 7 August 2012 Time: 13:03

Katlego Mphela has rubbished talk that he was one of Pitso Mosimane's 'favourites' during the former Bafana Bafana coach's reign.

The Mamelodi Sundowns striker remained the country's first-choice striker despite some testing times, leading to some fans arguing that ‘Killer' was only in the side due to his good relationship with Mosimane.

However, Mphela insists that was never the case and has vowed to prove his critics wrong by keeping his Bafana jersey under new coach Gordon Igesund.

"I was with Bafana Bafana and scoring goals even before Pitso was the head coach," he tells "Really, I can't understand why people say I was Pitso's favourite player.

"Every South African player deserves to play for the national team, so long he performs well for his club. I am ready to continue working hard and scoring goals if given a chance to play under Gordon Igesund."

Mphela also announces that is now back at training after recovering from a knee operation.

"I am okay now and not feeling any pain," he says. "I should start training with the team this week."

Sundowns have brought in a number of new signings, but rather than worry about the competition, Mphela has welcomed it.

"I am happy with all the new signings; they bring healthy competition which is good for the team. I believe that all the signings were needed."

He adds: "I watched the team playing against Kaizer Chiefs and think we will do better than we did last season. We looked good at the back and our midfield is so strong."

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

El Kampion
posted: 01:08 pm
Drop ur right thump wena Nyaope and tell me what number is that
PSL awards a joke
posted: 01:10 pm
Killer let them talk, fact remains u r d only good striker we have in the BB team
Happy Person
posted: 01:11 pm
posted: 01:14 pm
Liar, sidakwa.
posted: 01:15 pm
Ya, you score goals i friendly matches that means nothing, the day we qualify for a tournament because of your goal and you start being mentioned as one of the scorers in tournaments then we will say you are scoring goals for Bafana, for now sit down and nurse your injury worry about Mushekwi, Rodgers, Manqele, MOkoena, Henyekane, Nguzana, befroe worrying about Bafana...
De Bruin!!!
posted: 01:20 pm
C'mon Killer, phela that dude is your football father we all know that and yea you were his favourite.
He used to cry if you were unavailable every press conference beFOUR the game if you were unavailable , what does that tell you.

We'll see if Gordon uses the same old FOURmation and players or if he gon come up with new fresh ones.
posted: 01:20 pm
we are lucky you were not playing on sunday otherwise we would have had 6 goals.
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 01:22 pm
Watching Canada vs USA womens semifinals in soccer I am convinced that the two strikers, Christine Sinclair & Megan Rapinoe were more clinical than our tried and tested marksman in the BB camp, furthermore the toughness and robustness may have given a lot of our cry babies in the BB squad a problem.

Is this one disowning Mr Arrogance now that he is no longer in power, no story here, if he was not the favorite maybe he was then paying for his selection.

I am not sure about doing better this season, we can't judge that from the result against the weakest team in the league.

Back 2 back Treble Champ
posted: 01:23 pm
What is this now editor?
posted: 01:25 pm
Mphela hv gut evrtn needed in a striker is onl tht people can say evry word they want 2 say...
posted: 01:25 pm
People are jealous, especially the Pie-Rats supporters. Mphela has been our man for a number of years. He's not dissapointed us, scoring regular goals. Why dont we appreciate that.
posted: 01:26 pm
Ama lips eNsangu.
Tumelo M
posted: 01:30 pm
this guy must have been high when saying all this, look at tht mouth damn this guy realy smokes nyaope, i use to think people just dont like him bcouse he is a sundawana, now i see for my self, atleast we have many strikers we wont rely on him.
zile sotyantya
posted: 01:31 pm
So mr.crying Mphela what did BB.achieve so far as a striker?
posted: 01:32 pm
no1 striker in SA ,no one better than him.
posted: 01:33 pm
I will repeat the media is very dangerous, just read this article. An impression is created that Mphela was not in good trems with Pitso, however when you read further there is nowhere in article where Mphela says: I was never Pitso's favourite.
posted: 01:34 pm
Scoring on a regular basis but Bafana fail to qualify, when Benni scored regularly we were winning games important games...
posted: 01:35 pm
Bloody ILLUMINATI cowidiotor leave my Sundowns alone and 4cus on your Zebra 4rce FOUR crying out loud...yo'll have more problems that my beloved killah!!!!!!!!!!!!!
letswai nameng200
posted: 01:44 pm
Ernest Fakude

I bet you don`t have the ballz to ask Khune & tshabalala the same question.

You like picking on Sundowns players, always have something bad to write about them.

Khune & Tshabalala have had worse games than Mphela.

I doubt that you would have picked on him if he was a 4-1 FC player.


Bin Laden
posted: 01:46 pm
Who is better than Mphela????? currently i dont see anyone who is better than Mphela....He is our only hope..
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