Bafana Bafana

Bobby's tirade angers Igesund

2013-06-28 09:50
Bobby Motaung (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has hit back at Bobby Motaung, accusing the Kaizer Chiefs general manager of being disingenuous, according to the Sowetanlive website.

This after Chiefs general manager Bobby Motaung has told Gordon Igesund to look elsewhere for players for the Cosafa Cup.

But Igesund has not taken kindly to Motaung's remarks, explaining that a joint liaison committee agreed in a meeting on June 9 that the PSL would release players for the tournament.

"I don't know why Bobby Motaung is justifying his decision not to release players, making out like we are not clued up about what we are doing," said Igesund on Thursday.

"When I phoned Bobby and said these are the players I'm calling up, he said 'I'm not releasing any players'. I said, 'OK, what about fringe players?' He said, 'No players - my players are tired'.

"I said, 'Bobby, your players aren't tired. You've only played 37 games - some teams have played 42. In Europe, they can play 60. But that's your choice. I'm not fighting with you. But please send it in writing'," Igesund said.

Igesund named his 23-man squad on Thursday that will travel to Zambia for this year’s Cosafa Cup.

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