Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has hit out at Anele Ngcongca
for his failure to report for international duty, describing the
defender's actions as "unacceptable".
The Racing Genk right-back was unavailable for selection due to
injury, although Igesund was only informed of that on Tuesday night,
five days after the SA squad had been announced.
Igesund has since brought in Kaizer Chiefs full-back Siboniso
Gaxa as a replacement, although the former Moroka Swallows tactician
remains thoroughly unimpressed with Ngcongca and his club's failure to
clarify his lack of availability.
"I only got the news today (Tuesday) - Ngcongca was supposed to
arrive (Monday night). It was only then that I got people onto it to
find out what the story was," Igesund told The Sowetan.
"Apparently, the club knew he was injured on Thursday - on the day I announced the squad.
"I just wish there had been better communication from the club...
to not arrive here today having not told us is unacceptable."