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Pitso 'picked' unfit Masilela

2012-06-05 10:23
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo)
Johannesburg - The agent of Bafana Bafana star Tsepo Masilela has criticised sacked coach Pitso Mosimane for continually playing the left-back when he is not fully fit, reports the Sowetan.

Masilela limped out of Sunday's 1-1 draw with Ethiopia after 35 minutes with a recurring hamstring problem and clearly struggled throughout his time on the pitch, his mistake contributing to the visitors' goal.

But it was a familiar scene. An unfit Masilela limped out of the friendly with Ivory Coast after just 26 minutes last November, and then staggered through to half-time of the 0-0 draw with Senegal in February before being replaced.

His European-based agent, Paschalis Tountouris, said he should never have been in the starting line-up for any of those games.

Mosimane was sacked as Bafana Bafana head coach, SAFA confirmed on Tuesday morning.

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