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Pattison replaces injured Shongwe Bafana Bafana Chan African Nations championship

Posted: 8 January 2014 Time: 12:21

Bidvest Wits midfielder Matty Pattison has been called up to the national squad for Chan to replace the injured Jabulani Shongwe.

Mamelodi Sundowns' Shongwe damaged his groin in yesterday's 1-0 victory over National First Division side Milano United in a practice match in Cape Town.

The 27-year-old Pattison, who was once on the books of Premier League pair Newcastle United and Norwich, has two international caps.

Bafana Bafana will open the tournament against Mozambique at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2014-01-08 10:23:10

Hayi no story here sucks big time

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-01-08 10:29:35

U see players are already getting injured, this tournament is going to cost us the league title..

African Champion Freak
posted: 2014-01-08 10:30:33

This is one un lucky player shame...

Mavisto DOWNS Up
posted: 2014-01-08 10:30:33

Nxaaaaa useless tournament mfethu

champ enigma
posted: 2014-01-08 10:54:46

That cow, probably injured itself. To be honest i have always been a fan of Pattison even during his days at Dunusa. This boy Has a good work rate.

deleted_21901927_kleuleu
posted: 2014-01-08 10:55:49

the sensational jabulani shongwe, what a loss, letshwenenyane is celebratin

KOIYOKO
posted: 2014-01-08 10:57:50

kleuleu The sensational my foot...even Sipho Nunens was once called the sensational !!!

GoldNBOY_TTS
posted: 2014-01-08 11:05:04

champ enigma Great player mf2 who signed for a wrong team, I 'still like him a lot especially his passes, accurate mjita

chiefs r crooks
posted: 2014-01-08 11:20:58

Im stl shocked by Gordon's lack of vision.how on earth do we keep the tried n tested fo a development tourney like this? Safa had the audacity to harass n bully chiefs,sundowns n wits over their players,why?r we so desperate to win Chan?what does it say to our vision n youth development?

MojoK4L
posted: 2014-01-08 11:28:58

This guy deserves a call up...its long over due...wish chiefs would sign him to compete with katsande..his got a brilliant left foot and wide range passes...

Impofana
posted: 2014-01-08 11:36:20

MojoK4L this is my kinda player indeed Khosi.....and BOBBY could pull this one through, together with Nomandela....I would be home and dry.....go for him Bobsteak

GoalDigga
posted: 2014-01-08 11:41:38

Keeping my fingers&toes crossed that our golden boyz return unscatched from this Useless COWnament called Jackie CHAN.

TeeBla
posted: 2014-01-08 11:54:50

1st casualty of CHAN luckily his not a Chiefs player other wise we would here cries from Baxter and Bobby from Cape to Cairo

Rampies
posted: 2014-01-08 12:24:00

why in SA when players ar not playing for Chiefs, Pirates or Sundown do not get a fair chance to play in a National team. When this guy was still in the books of Chiefs he was seen as person who has potential for Bafana

Cleverboys
posted: 2014-01-08 12:57:38

Thank God my boy is there

Cleverboys
posted: 2014-01-08 12:58:25

Rampies this guy has never played for Chiefs

Cleverboys
posted: 2014-01-08 12:59:32

Impofana MojoK4L not going any where

Nietszche
posted: 2014-01-08 14:28:14

Friendly game is when you can play Lebese Mabena, Baloyi Bacela. In a tournament one has to be despatate to win. Otherwise what's the point?

Sunday4th
posted: 2014-01-08 22:14:32

It should have been michael morton that gets chosen ahead of this player. He is also good.

Kaizer should be buying either morton or pattison and release katsande.

parata
posted: 2014-01-09 08:35:42

Rampies I'm certain he never played for Kaizer Chiefs. Maybe u referring to Botswana Chiefs. Anyway to answer your question, Chiefs is the biggest team in mzansi go ask SAFA president Jordan and Bafana Coach Gordon they will tell u, that's y SAFA run after Kaizer Motaung to release the players. Pie-rats are an oldest team team in mzansi that's y they select their players based on existence of the club. Sign-downs are more like paraffin team, their players play only one season and the next season they are loaned (NOT SOLD) to various teams, so if you check, Bafana select only newly signed players there.

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