New SA skipper to be named
Johannesburg - Gordon Igesund says he will speak to current Bafana captain Steven
Pienaar before deciding on who to name as skipper for the nations
upcoming matches and the 2013 African Nations Cup.
Pienaar's performances while wearing the captain's armband have
been less than inspiring leading Igesund to consider a new name ahead of
his first test as national boss, against Brazil.
Igesund made known he was considering a number of candidates last
week including centre back Morgan Gould before back tracking with the
assertion that "at this moment, Steven Pienaar is the Bafana captain".
He added on the Sowetan: "What I want to do before stating
categorically who will lead the team on the pitch before the next game
against Brazil is to have a long chat with Steven.
"You know some players revel in the role while others are happier
concentrating on their individual performance as far as helping the
team is concerned."
Igesund went on to reveal that he intends on traveling as far and wide as possible to asses all the potential Bafana players.
He concluded: "I'm going to wherever my objectives take me.
"I'll be hoping to hold discussions with every overseas-based
player who is on my list as a potential South African representative,
their club managers and their agents.
"In this way I will have a clearer picture of the talent at my
disposal and know how to blend the overseas-based players with the local
products in the PSL."