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Pitso to change approach

2011-11-07 13:02

Cape Town – Bafana Bafana coach, Pitso Mosimane insists that he will change his approach when his charges take on Côte d'Ivoire and Zimbabwe respectively.

It will be Bafana’s first competitive match since their humiliating failure to qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations.

Mosimane has since come clean about the reason behind their failure, citing their inability to create and finish goal scoring chances.

He says that he will adopt a more offensive approach for Saturday’s showdown with Africa’s top ranked team in Port Elizabeth.
 
"I will change my strategy. We have not been scoring goals and this is what affected us [during the 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifiers]," Mosimane said on Kickoff’s website.

Mosimane may still come under a fair bit of criticism after he failed to add any more fire power to the Bafana squad after the glaring omission of Norwegian-based striker, May Mahlangu.

Mahlangu is experiencing a rich vein of form lately, scoring for his club side, Helsingborg in their 3-1 victory over Kalmar in the Norwegian Cup final.

If Bafana are to continue their dismal form in front of goal, more questions will be fired in Mosimane’s direction, something he is all to aware of.

"Our defence has always looked solid, but it is in the striking department that we have been found wanting. We cannot win if we do not score."
 

Sport24

Comments
  • Cuthbert - 2011-11-07 13:28

    Approaches don't score goals. Players score goals. Even a soccer layman knows that. Only a MORON of a coach doesn't know that.

  • Heiku - 2011-11-07 13:29

    I cant believe this guy has not been fired.

  • Priester - 2011-11-07 13:40

    Pitso there is only ONE approach and that is to WIN the game nothing less. We the supporters expect our players to win, that is what we are paying for. Any other approach such as playing with the assumption or aim that a draw is good enough should be seen as "match fixing" as the supporters / spectators are being misled. Blou Bul Groete!

  • Sidima - 2011-11-07 14:01

    LEts be honest, SA soccer has been on the decline since 96. Pitso is a product of poor planning by SAFA. Most SA-based players are well paid but consistantly poor in their performances yet they are selected for Bafana based on their celebrity (Josephs, Shabba, Teko - to name a few). Pitso should have resigned, i think majority of SAfricans do not accept his apology and so-called vision. According to his performance clause; he should've been long gone. As soon as i heard these guys calling each other "comrade" i knew we've lost our soccer for good

      Priester - 2011-11-07 14:11

      @Sidima, you are absolutely correct. Well said.

  • Hector - 2011-11-07 14:21

    why has he resigned?

  • chiepner - 2011-11-07 15:07

    I blame only one thing - SAFA. Their complete lack of planning, ongoing political bickering and greedy money grabbing tactics has had a direct influence on the quality of not only local soccer but also our national squad. If the house is not in order how can we ecspect the occupants to be happy and perform to their best? Athletics SA crumbled because of malicious incompetent administrators and now it seems SAFA and CSA is heading the same way. If you have people at the helm whos sole purpose is to enrich themselves as much as possible and putting the concerns of the sport second to that then you have a sure fire recipe for failure. Yet they carry on, unhindered and seemingling immune to any kind of direct intervention only untill its always to late.

  • Robs - 2011-11-07 15:12

    ALWAYS PLAY TO WIN. With as many goals possible. Nil goals in 90 min? Or just one goal. What were you doing all that time. Picking noses. Spitting on the grass? Gross.

  • Gibson - 2011-11-07 21:30

    So long there isn't fairness in selecting players, Pitso is wasting time.

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