Bafana star cleared to travel

2010-10-06 11:28

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana boss Pitso Mosimane will breathe a sigh of relief with the news that goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs has been handed a clean bill of health ahead of their tie against Sierra Leone.

'Slim Kat' withdrew from training on Tuesday morning after a health scare in which he revealed he was experiencing "dizzy" spells.

The Orlando Pirates stopper, who suffers from asthma, underwent tests with team doctor Ephraim Nematswerani on Tuesday afternoon and the Bafana physician has now cleared him to travel to Freetown on Friday.

"He is okay now and there was nothing untoward after all," Nematswerani told Business Day.

"I could not find anything wrong with him and I am starting to think that perhaps it was something he ate during breakfast.

"He returned to training and joined the rest of his team-mates in the afternoon. It is going to be difficult in Sierra Leone and we need all our players to be at their best."

With Tsepo Masilela, Andile Jali and skipper Aaron Mokoena all in a race to be fit for the 2012 African Nations Cup qualifier, the medical team is hard at work trying to prepare a full-strength side for the gruelling encounter.

Nematswerani made the journey the last time Bafana travelled to Sierra Leone when they went down 1-0 in 2008 and he has warned the South African players of the hazards.

"I had a talk with the players and I tried to give them an idea of what to expect in Freetown.

"The conditions are very different to what some of them are used to at home and I tried to give those who are new to the team an idea of life on the road on the continent." 


  • Bucs Faithful - 2010-10-06 12:00

    Thank God Slim Kattie has responded to the treatment. Keep your head up!!!!!!!!!

  • Eric West - 2010-10-06 12:04

    Slimkat - what a flippin' Drama Queen!

  • Zin - 2010-10-06 12:34

    Eric West, you are the drama queen...All the best Bafana

  • Tommy1 - 2010-10-06 13:21

    This guy should go to Auckland park and audition for soapies. He is not a good goalkeeper but since arriving from cape town he has figured out that if you want to survive with the big clubs in football,one has to entertain the fans.This guy should play as a sweeper because his biggest mistake is not staying on his line and this always cost the team.He is also not confident with crosses in the box and i hope he is not the first choice keeper.

  • Bucs Faithful - 2010-10-06 14:19

    @ Tommy1 n Eric West lm not surprised by your comments. Naturena jerks are still hurting inside. LOL

  • MASTER - 2010-10-06 15:58

    slimkat is never given a chance to prove himself as d number 1 goalkeeper

  • Mr. S - 2010-10-07 08:33

    Moneeb is good. He's done it 4 pirates and i know he is an asset to bafana. Viva slim katty

  • Alfred Nzima - 2010-10-08 11:10

    He is the big boy and he is going to fight and gets better, Keep up slim Kat. We are proud of you.

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