Pitso: Why not Teko, Rama?
Posted: 24 March 2015 Time: 08:37
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has lamented the lack of Brazilians players in the Bafana Bafana squad, such as Teko Modise and Ramahlwe Mphahlele.
Bafana boss Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba only picked one Downs player, Bongani Zungu, to do duty in friendlies with Swaziland and Nigeria this week.
Zungu was also in the squad for the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
"Look at Bafana, We hardly have a player," Mosimane said.
"Even in the Cup of Nations, none of my players played. Which teams scores goal? We don't have players in Bafana. Okay Zungu, but he didn't spend time in the park but was in the stands."
The former Bafana mentor continued: "[Siyanda] Zwane is playing his best football in the right-back position. Which nationality is he?
"'Rama' is playing top football, which nationality is he? [Mzikayise] Mashaba and [Tebogo] Langerman are playing top football. [Hlompho] Kekana is unbelievable in the midfield. Teko is scoring important goals, I think five or six from the heart of midfield. Which nationality is he? What are we saying here?
"But we support Bafana. When they ask for Cosafa, they gonna ask for five players, we are gonna give them five. They ask for six, we gonna give them six for Chan. We will do that.
"If they feel for important tournaments, they don't need our players, it's okay. We support Safa, we support Bafana. I was the coach for Bafana, the last thing I can do is not to send players to Bafana Bafana.
"I have seen coaches who were in a position like me when it comes to Bafana, they reserve the players. Once Bafana, always Bafana."
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