Brian Baloyi has been called up to Bafana Bafana.

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Baloyi, Walters called to Bafana

Posted: 6 October 2008 Time: 20:45

Mamelodi Sundowns' Brian Baloyi has been called up to Bafana Bafana as a replacement for Orlando Pirates' Moeneeb Josephs who suffered an injury at the weekend.

Disclosing this, Bafana media officer Sifiso Cele said 17 of the 23 players had arrived at their Pretoria camp ahead of the 2010 Afcon qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the weekend. The others are expected in camp by tomorrow.

Baloyi, who has been standing between the posts following the hip injury to the Brazilians’ No 1 Calvin Marlin, last played for Bafana more than two seasons ago.

Bloemfontein Celtic minder Shu-Aib Walters has also been called up by national team coach Joel Santana.

Speaking to while on his way to Pretoria to join the rest of Bafana players in camp, Walters said was he was still on Cloud Nine about his call-up.

“I got call at around 3 o’clock notifying me that I must join Bafana in camp, but I am still feeling all mixed up; I’m both excited and nervous about the call-up.”

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:52 pm
Mr Bean (Santana) is getting more confused as the tym goez on!
posted: 09:08 pm
Brian is more organised and the defence in front of him will be comfortable. im happy, he's following Kahn, Van der Sar,.........we needed the experience at the back.
posted: 09:24 pm
Mr Santana, I will always tell you one and only one thing. You didn't leave up to expectations so make sure you win important games and stop doing things virse versa. Pleas eknow the difference between qualifying games and friendly games. Or maybe is it because of language problem whereby you don't understand when it's said? Contratulations old spider man, and please call me and tell me where were you when 4 goals pass through?
posted: 10:08 pm
I don't think Baloyi will be playing anyway. This might be his last trip with Bafana Bafana. Not a Bafana material anymore. They should take younger guys for experience.
posted: 10:23 pm
Baloyi is good to teach this young guys.
posted: 11:16 pm
GodsArt: 2008-10-06 22:08

I don't think Baloyi will be playing anyway. This might be his last trip with Bafana Bafana. Not a Bafana material anymore. They should take younger guys for experience.

i wish we had a young keeper who is young and commanding and wont make small errors that at international level wont be punished for. guys we need to be honest, Khune isn't going far with his height, he'll be in S.A in 10 yrs time. he's very short and Euro teams will beat us by big margins if we hv such a short keeper. instead we should be looking at Roberts at Ajax. he wasn't groomed in S.A, a typical keeper anywhere in the world, its a pity he's not playing for the big 3, he's 27 and still south African and he has the right hight and physigue to make it......but with Khune between the post even Eng will beat us bcoz we wont hv the kind of keeper to challenge in the case of a set piece. khosis khune will be the solution but not national team, we need to be honest on this one and lets not push him like we used to push for fernandes to be there and noww we dont want him....... the country comes first with the world cup at sight.
posted: 07:11 am
Welcome on board Phuti.
posted: 07:15 am
Moneeb has been underperforming lately and makes silly mistakes as well. As for Khune, I think he is going thru a rough patch like any other player at the moment and we need not have to right him off as yet. Brian is a good bet and I think he can rise to the occassion considering his int exp.
posted: 07:37 am
All Bafana players are not performing well. Maybe Brian will push Khune hard. Khune is been playing poor lately, but Baloyi is also not performing.

Baloyi = 5 goals in the past 2 games.
Khune = 2 goals in the past 2 games.

posted: 08:09 am
Baloyi...he is good on the air..and commanding very well when underpressure...organise his backline well...and distribute the ball accordingly....unlike Khune who just kick the ball whenever he possess it...he need to learn from Spider
posted: 08:22 am
South African always accept mediocrity, especially Blacks.

It facetious that we have Baloyi in the national team after his last outing. I think we expert a lot from Santana even God can't coach a butch of useless players.
posted: 08:33 am
Trilogy: 2008-10-07 08:22 [ Report ]

I fully agree with you. SA players are mediocrities; they can’t trap, pass or win the ball. No one is better between Khune and Baloyi, they are all useless. People support them because of their clubs. If Baloyi is that good and organizes his defense, why did he concede 4 goals over the weekend? Khune is cost Chiefs points’ game in game out.

They are both useless be on air or in the ground, Josephs is even worse.
posted: 08:35 am
Bafna Bafana will win this game..b'coz there is nothing at stake here...poor Bafana Bafana they are indeed doing well in friendlies...
posted: 08:40 am
Long overdue for Brian...
posted: 09:20 am
Good call,you need to blend youth with experience.
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 09:22 am
what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who select Baloyi??????????????????????????????????.nxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!!!!!!
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 09:24 am
he he he. whatiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!! guys, now they realy out of line.
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 09:26 am
We have got arendse and Vonk, who teach keepers. Baloyi gents???? come on!!!!!!!!! do not be easily carried away. Baloyi makes a lot of errors.
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 09:29 am
Today i want to critically criticised Pitso, left, right and centre. So, Kick off editors watch out!!
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 09:47 am
Kick off editors stay tune!
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