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Igesund: Don't question Shakes

2014-11-11 10:20
Gordon Igesund (Supplied)
Cape Town - SuperSport United boss Gordon Igesund has called for South Africa's media and fans not to second guess the decisions made by national coach Shakes Mashaba.

The question of who will replace the late Senzo Meyiwa in goal for Bafana Bafana has been a hotly debated topic, with many pundits weighing in with their opinion.

SuperSport’s Ronwen Williams was one of those in the running for a spot in the squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, but missed out, with Mashaba instead picking regular number two Darren Keet, the uncapped Siyabonga Mpontshane, and youngster Brilliant Khuzwayo.

While Igesund, who was replaced at the helm of Bafana Bafana by Mashaba, believes that Williams could have performed the role, he says that Mashaba’s decisions must be respected.

"Ronwen has been doing well for us and I am happy with his performance. However, Shakes [Mashaba] has made his choice as a Bafana Bafana coach and it is important that we support him," Igesund has been quoted as saying.

"I have been in that situation before, that for every player you select as a national coach there will be questions of why this player and not that player.

"We cannot all make the same choices and that is why it is important that we support Shakes and not criticise his selection criteria."


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