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Pressure mounts on Mosimane

2012-03-01 07:46

Durban - Pressure continued to mount on South Africa coach Pitso Mosimane after his side were held to a goalless draw by an under strength Senegal in a friendly international on Wednesday.

Another unimpressive performance by the home side extended their winless run to six games.

South Africa had several chances to score but squandered with their final touches against a young Senegal side, vastly changed from the team that was bundled out early at last month's African Nations Cup.

"It's a very positive result for a young side that we hope can now be the basis of our future team," said Senegal caretaker coach Karim Sega.

Mosimane, vilified last year after he failed to understand the competition regulations and botched up the permutations in South Africa's deceive qualifier for the 2012 Nations Cup, said he would push on with his preparatory plans despite the setback.

But officials had warned before the game they would re-consider his future if the team failed to win.

Reuters

Comments
  • Raditshaba - 2012-03-01 08:08

    Fire Pitso before its too late.

      Kevin - 2012-03-01 08:11

      If he was the national rugby coach he would have been given the boot a long time ago. It's definitely time for him to go, Bafana is a complete joke under his guidance.

      Topsy - 2012-03-01 08:25

      pitso is fat, useless and rubbish! put 1 white player in at least numb nuts - they won us afcon 96 and qualified us for 98 wc!

      mongwadi - 2012-03-01 10:41

      it's not about the coach,we do not have quality players.Bunch of losers that's all we have

  • mholthuysen - 2012-03-01 08:17

    Get rid of the coach - I was in the stadium last night and ripped my hair out. Some nice set pieces - however the finish was terrible. A ton of mistakes, fail passes and not a single real chance - the same player running into off-side 5 times in a row - play like this against Brazil, Germany or Portugal and you leave the field without your underwear on. AFCON 2013 is knocking on the door - we NEED a miracle!

      Arthur - 2012-03-01 09:54

      @ Dude , why are you torchering yourself, watching Bafana games on TV is painfull, I believe it was also raining , Dude dont put yourself through that again. I have decided not to watch any of their games. stress is a killer bra.

      Deon - 2012-03-01 10:17

      @mike, so how many times was Pitso offside, how many times did he not find his target with his pass etc, The PLAYERS are to blame, they simpily aren't good enough!!

      mholthuysen - 2012-03-01 10:37

      @ Arthur - I have been doing this for years now - though I have to admit I have had happier days before here at home, and elsewhere around the world. I remember a humiliating defeat at WC 98 against France in Marseilles - but there the players carried themselves with pride - there is none in the current team. @ Dean - the players surely are to blame too - but it is the coach who should ensure the BEST selection, and the BEST training; and for crying out loud - for them to shoot a (or many) GOAL(s)!!!

  • marvelousm2 - 2012-03-01 08:18

    can somebody tell pitso that a draw is not a win

      Nathi - 2012-03-01 12:52

      let alone a draw with an under 23 team

  • Dennis - 2012-03-01 08:36

    This is our worst national team ....... EVER !! Any u15 team could do better than this bunch of overpaid, talentless and unconditioned loosers !!

  • Arthur - 2012-03-01 09:39

    "It's a very positive result for a young side that we hope can now be the basis of our future team," They cant even beat this team. HHaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mrmogoswane - 2012-03-01 09:43

    coach's are there to pick players and motivate players, coaches like Gordon Igesund have taken teams that were virtually unknown and won the league with those same player's, look at Moroka swallows they finished 13th last season and this season under him they are number 6 and just 3 points out side the top 3. When he was at sundowns, the "Brazillians" played one of the best football SA has ever seen, "i'm a chiefs supported and believe me i still have scars from that era" they really played like Brazilians, Coaches need to understands players and brings out the best in them, but in SA those type coaches "Igesund , Gavin Hunt". coaches that have earned their stripes in local football are constantly being over looked, Pitso hasnt earned his stripes yet, still tempermental and is a moto mouth, he still needs to learn. hence when ever he looses he say's it's a learning curve and he is right he is still learning.

      Ross - 2012-03-01 13:03

      Totally agree with you (not being a soccer guru though). But when I hear football news, these 2 coaches are the coach of the month, or their team won, or whatever. Not wanting to start another boring News24 racewar, and wanting to learn from someone who knows more of the sport than me - does the colour of their skin play any part in them being overlooked? Or are they not in favour with the powers at the top?

      Peter - 2012-03-01 13:32

      The same question was asked on the Robert Marawa radio show discussion, and Robert said that the reply he got (SAFA unofficial reply) was that Gordon was simply 'white' From this I gathered, that if you are not a S/African black coach, or a name brand international (white) coach, then you would never coach Banana Banana. So, Gordon and Gavin, even though you guys can and will fix the team, you will never get the job, because you are white. How stupid is that? All of us have to suffer the humiliation of having a hopeless National team and I think this insults our loyalty and dedication. Shame on you SAFA.

      Ross - 2012-03-01 14:16

      Thanks Peter. Gordon was born and bred in SA - and play soccer when it was frowned upon in the old SA. But I wish they can just do what is best - I loved to support them in 2010, and was getting to know all the players, and getting behind is, but with results like this, and clown tactics in qualifying games.....that was enough for me to stop watching...although I will always hope they win.

  • Paulistos - 2012-03-01 09:47

    Let him go PLEASE!!! no hard feelings, we just want results thats all...

  • Tokollo - 2012-03-01 10:04

    If it means firing the coach than be it this is very irritating. All we want is results. How can you stick to a striker that is wasting opportunities for 90 odd minutes. Yet substitute May Mahlangu who played his heart out and was adding pressure. Mphela is clearly unable to score. Pitso you are clearly trying but just face it, coaching the national team is a lot of pressure and requires thick skin. You kept on off-form striker in Mphela, a player that lacked vision and composure. Thanks to your defence and midfield we looked solid but that striking department is a mess. Benni has not retired as yet please coach swallow your pride before it is too late.... Listen to the nation

  • thamifraser - 2012-03-01 10:14

    The best coach in South Africa right now is Gordon Igesund. What more does he have to do to prove that he has what it takes to turn Bafana Bafana's fortunes around in a short space of time. Anyone who needs to be convinced of this should just look at his track record below, Igesund is the only man to coach four different top-flight teams to the Premier Soccer League championship. He first made his name when he led unfashionable coastal team Manning Rangers to the inaugural PSL title in the 1996/97 season. He followed this up in the 2000/01 season with another title, this time at the helm of Soweto giants Orlando Pirates. Despite his success with the Buccaneers, Igesund was not popular with the Pirates faithful, who demanded a more attacking and entertaining brand of football than the efficient and controlled game that Igesund had fostered, leading to his departure. He proved his critics wrong the very next season, taking another unfashionable team, Cape Town’s Santos, to a surprise PSL title in 2001/02. Igesund added to his record number of PSL titles leading Sundowns to a comfortable PSL win in 2007. 1996/97 PSL champion (Manning Rangers) 2000/01 PSL champion (Orlando Pirates) 2001/02 PSL champion (Santos) 2000 BP Top Eight Cup winner (Orlando Pirates) 2006/07 PSL champion (Sundowns) 2007 SAA Supa 8 winner (Sundowns)

      Victor - 2012-03-01 11:00

      Mike , well said if only you could get through to some hard nuts that cannot see this. Pitso is a joke and after evry game he has a new excuse . What has the national side done after the WC.

  • Malvern - 2012-03-01 10:33

    I will repeat what I've siad before - 'Pitso is still too young & too inexperienced to be national coach'. Did he read what the care-taker England manager said just last week? 'Im too youg, and I still need to gain more experience before I can call myself a candidate for England' Pitso still has to prove himself and club league level. Just wait for his arrogant rants in his next media briefing.

  • Victor - 2012-03-01 11:01

    Pitso's behaviour on the touch line is appaling . Its a joke to watch his actics. He must go

  • Heiku - 2012-03-01 11:03

    We didnt ask for a young side. We didnt ask for a rebuilding phase.

  • Jay - 2012-03-01 22:51

    I do not have a problem with Pitso. I am looking for the A.... Holes that appointed him! I rest my case.

  • matvee111 - 2012-03-03 15:56

    we pretty desperate @ the moment,there's no time for development...lets got the quick fix route and get guys like Benni in...long term visions and crap like that wont help us right now,we choppin n changing players and its just not working out...we need a quick fix...

  • matvee111 - 2012-03-03 15:59

    ja ne,we said we wanted a local coach...he's clearly failed us...where 2 from here...

  • matvee111 - 2012-03-03 16:00

    ja ne,we said we wanted a local coach...he has clearly failed us...where 2 from here

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