Bafana Bafana

Mosimane: No quick fix

2012-06-04 12:58
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo)

Rustenburg - Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane said South Africans must accept reality and not look for quick-fix solutions to the national team.

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Mosimane lashed out at the country's neglected development structures which are affecting Bafana Bafana - and now possibly his job - after they drew 1-1 with Ethiopia in their Group A 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifier in Phokeng on Sunday.

"You see, in South Africa we don't want to accept reality - things have not been going well for us since we won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations," said Mosimane.

"But we are not changing the formula.

"We have a problem but you are going the same way - we must do things right in terms of our development programmes."

South Africa is still reeling from Bafana's failure to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations as they host next year's tournament.

"We don't want to accept that the world is catching up with us," Mosimane said.

"We don't want to accept that we are not scoring goals, and don't want to accept that our development is not good."

Mosimane subtly jabbed the SA Football Association for the poor structures in place while they were still seeking more satisfactory results from the team on the field.

Mosimane felt that until there were changes made to the development formula, Bafana would continue on their downward spiral.

He made examples of how long it took Spain to dominate international soccer, and for Netherlands to be a reckoning force.

South Africa had been on a decline for over decade - and swift coaching changes at national level may not be the best solution.

"It took Spain 80 years to win the World Cup, but they had to change their programme," he said.

"What do we have? We don't change the formula yet we expect different results."

Bafana face Botswana in their second Group A fixture in Gaborone on Saturday.

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