Bafana Bafana

Parker laments blunder

2013-06-18 08:48
Bernard Parker (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana saw their hopes of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup finals disappear in front of them after losing 2-1 to Ethiopia in a crucial CAF Group A qualifier.

Bernard Parker, who put South Africa 1-0 up before the hosts equalised, netted an own goal in the second half, which gifted the East Africans the win.

VIDEO: Bafana own goal

GALLERY: Ethiopia v Bafana


The team jetted back into Johannesburg on Monday and Parker conceded to the Siya crew that the own goal was an unfortunate situation for him and for the team.

“I don't know what to say. It is really very sad for me and for the whole team. It was an unfortunate situation for me. But I thank the support from my team-mates in this tough times. It is very sad,” the Kaizer Chiefs striker concluded.

Read more on:    bafana bafana  |  bernard parker  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
35 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Bafana Bafana have been drawn with Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in the qualification stages for the 2017 AFCON tournament. Where will Shakes Mashaba's men finish in their pool?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.