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Fans support Mosimane's axing

2012-06-06 20:13

Johannesburg - Nearly two thirds of South Africa's soccer fans believe that Pitso Mosimane's axing as Bafana Bafana coach was a step in the right direction.

This is according to a statement released by Pondering Panda, a consumer insights company that surveyed 1 193 men nationwide over the age of 18.

Of those who knew of the axing, 63 percent supported it, 28 percent were against it and nine percent were undecided.

"This shows the extent of [the] passion and interest that South Africans have for soccer.

"It also indicates that the move was in line with the wishes of soccer fans across the country, who can now hopefully look forward to better fortunes for our Bafana," said Butch Rice of Pondering Panda.

The interviews were conducted via cellphone.

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Comments
  • Calvin Fhatuwani - 2012-06-06 20:45

    i go with gordon

  • Charlton Smith - 2012-06-06 21:01

    its not the coach!! south african soccer succcccck biiiiiiggg tym

      Christopher Mojapelo - 2012-06-06 22:32

      Bafana is jus one big joke team the boys are not ready to play for there national team give them a brake and ask them what they want to do concerning the team or sguard loosing cz thy dnt score thy dnt play to impress mxm this country is stll going to be let down again by these team

  • nathan.barnes.503 - 2012-06-06 23:12

    The team is a bunch of overpaid, primadonnas. Don't deserve to wear the shirt. Saying that, sacking the coach is the right decision. Get someone in with real flair and leadership qualities.

      kndobe - 2012-06-06 23:15

      The players are not overpaid the coach is

  • Tokollo - 2012-06-07 07:36

    The axing of Pitso was long over-due but SAFA has showed the entire soccer nation that they are clue-less. Pitso should have been dismissed as coach before the world-cup qualifiers. now the players need a less than a week to gel into a new system by the assistant coaches. But again let’s stay 100% behind our boys against Botswana.

  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-06-07 08:47

    As much as i dont lik pitso as a coach, again its the quality of players tht leaves a lot 2 b desired. they lack a strong mental character, they act immature, thts y they stil dance when they score, agh, cum on guyz wher in the proffessional league hav u seen players dancing in the field of play, watch euro 2012 for real professionals!

  • duncan.biyela - 2012-06-07 08:47

    I think we should get the creators of FIFA on EA games to coach Bafana, cause that is the only place where they are cappable of winning!

  • Samuel - 2012-06-07 09:44

    i am happy he is GONE.Gordon must take over now

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