Mbesuma ‘a small baby who needs help’

Herve Renard hints that Collins Mbesuma will play at Afcon 2013

Posted: 15 November 2012 Time: 02:41 pm

Orlando Pirates striker Collins Mbesuma is ‘sometimes a very small baby that needs help’, but appears to have now done enough to win his place in the Zambian squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

This is the view of Zambian coach Herve Renard after he was questioned on how he feels about the fitness levels of the forward, who netted the winner against Bafana Bafana with a thunderbolt last night.

“I am always honest with a player and in the 2012 Afcon finals he was not fit enough to play in the first XI,” says Renard.

“That means he was a bit disappointed, but as a player you can only help yourself. I think when he signed for Orlando Pirates it was a good move for him and he has already scored important goals. So I am very happy with him because Collins is a very good guy.

“Sometimes he is a very small baby and he needs help. I hope he is on the right track and I am sure he is on the right track because we need him,” says the Frenchman, adding that team spirit is what has carried Chipolopolo during his tenure as Zambian coach.

“It always very important to have team spirit; at times what matters more is not how long you have been playing together, but rather the team spirit. The strength of this squad is team spirit,” he says.

Renard also makes it no secret that they will be coming to South Africa confident that they can defend their title as African champions.

“I am honestly telling you that we are hungry and we still want to win more and we are coming here to defend our title. We will not give up and we know it will not be easy to take our title and if someone is stronger than we will congratulate his team and after that we will have another target which is to go to the 2014 World Cup.

“I am very proud of this team one more time because they are never lazy to even take a friendly game seriously. Sometimes the players are not so motivated for friendly matches, but [last night] I saw the same spirit that we saw at the Afcon.

“It was important because we were lucky to play in this fantastic stadium, you saw a lot of Zambian people and since it is almost a year now we are very proud of what we did. Even if it’s a friendly game to us this was a game that forms part of our preparations for the Afcon … we want to be ready for our first game against Ethiopia on January 21.”

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

Previous comments on this story...

Reclaiming the Sorrow
posted: 02:46 pm
Feel it December 08 2012 is HERE Lutenant General Mbesuma fired a warning shot yesterday its up to the Zebras to surrender the number one spot or we will make them retreat

December 08 Jessica Mashaba will be praying on the sidelines!!!!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 02:46 pm
"Sometimes he is a very small baby and he needs help"

Ok .....what a statement directed at a professional player.
Da Optimal
posted: 02:46 pm
yha i always thought he is still on pampers this makhandamabini guy
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 02:48 pm
He will not score against The Might Chiefs......BIG Babies do no scare us. we are a BIG Club..

When they look up they still see Kaizer Chiefs and Majoro's Golgen balls...Asijiki...we are bhebhing everyone this season.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 02:49 pm
Collins "Big Baby" Mbesuma.....The Zambian coach said it.
Bin Laden
posted: 02:54 pm
LOL...and GI will be giving excuses left and right ..sayin this and that..cant wait for next year
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 02:54 pm
He is Sonono's baby

#the head dont lie#
sir ....gundolife@hotmail.com
posted: 02:55 pm
i thought small babies were born fresh,and handsome this baboon is way too ugly to be called a baby...but which am not surprised alll the may fer gorilllaz have something in comon Gorilla faces...K 4 L
Reclaiming the Sorrow
posted: 02:56 pm
Mbesuma:Class is Permanent
Parking Parker:Form is temporary
sir ....gundolife@hotmail.com
posted: 02:57 pm
they all look the same look at that Myeni mouth ans chisanam Head ...pictures dont lie........................
Jacob/Styles
posted: 02:58 pm
Only a fool can claim this team is arrogant, i just concur with this coach team spirit is what makes champions. I marvelled at the manner he joined his players to celebrate with the fans, and really you can bet that they won the AFCON in the manner they celebrated. It shows how they respect their opponents and how hungry they are to make their fans happy. Do we have that in BB at the moment? This team spirit is only in my beloved Buccanneers (DTC), which happens to be the team Collins play for. I wish my beloved country the best come 2013. Proudly SA.
mokonehimself
posted: 03:00 pm
Dey must give dis old baby dolls so dat he play far away wen de 8th dec arrive,we want 2 beat men enough on dat day,we don't wanna hear excuse stories say we were playing babies on de day we'll see u on de 2nd leg wen our men are back
sir ....gundolife@hotmail.com
posted: 03:01 pm
if this ugly baby Tokolosh .. think he will score against the number one team in the country .....he must think again ....thres a huge difference between chiefs and BB ..he must ask his APES frineds at Gayfer why they arestill chasing the Gold and Black.......
Jacob/Styles
posted: 03:02 pm
Feelosopher (The Balotelli of Kick Off.com)posted: 02:54 pm | Report He is Sonono's baby

#the head dont lie#
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Hahahahahahhahahahahaha! Awume wena tu! Bathathe Ntofo........ come the 8th of Dec. Kudliwa umcwayiba we Zebra. A great Zebra biltong on sale at Soccer City, another rocket from Mbesu pass Khune.
Liwoza_Of_Zion
posted: 03:03 pm
Pirates 1 - 0 Bafana Bafana
Goal By : Ntofontofo
That was just a taste or a drop in the ocean of what is coming on the 8th of Dec, kuzofiwa.....
Same Venue : Same Striker : Same Keeper :

I Foresee a Disaster

Sea Robbers For Life!
Reclaiming the Sorrow
posted: 03:05 pm
Report:Khune is still Languishing in his hospital bed after last night's bullet fired at him by Lutenant General Mbesuma
sir ....gundolife@hotmail.com
posted: 03:05 pm
we will beat this ugly baby together with his Guardian Lekwathi .......on 8 th DEC
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 03:06 pm
Reclaiming the Sorrow

posted: 02:56 pm | Report

Mbesuma:Class is Permanent
Parking Parker:Form is temporary
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Mbesuma:Class is Permanent
Parking Parker:Form is temporary
Lethal Mabena: Class & Form devoid
sir ....gundolife@hotmail.com
posted: 03:08 pm
this tokolosh is no more ,he must not confuse masha and mathoho for ,poor old khumalo..........i hope mayambela will bring NAN 2 and Purity on the 8 th for this ugly baby......
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 03:09 pm
Feelosopher (The Balotelli of Kick Off.com)posted: 03:06 pm | Report

Mbesuma:Class is Permanent
Parking Parker:Form is temporary
Lethal Mabena: Class & Form devoid
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Lethal Mabena: Class & Form devoid........Buhahahahahaha.....tltltltlt....killer punch ..Holla Feelo.
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