Cape Town - Former
Bafana Bafana midfielder Quinton Fortune believes that young Ajax Cape Town
defender Rivaldo Coetzee has what it takes to succeed in Europe.
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After watching South African crash out of the 2015 African
Cup of Nations at the first-round stage, former Manchester United man Fortune
feels that it would benefit Bafana Bafana on the whole if more of national team
members were to play their football overseas.
"If you look at our team in 1998 [when South Africa
finished as runners up at AFCON], most of our players were playing all over
Europe, which helped the national team," he told goal.com.
"They have a lot of good young players but they lack
experience and they were going to find it tough in that group."
Fortune was particularly impressed with Coetzee, who he has
backed to make the grade in Europe.
He added: "The player that caught my eye for Bafana is
Coetzee. He's been outstanding so far from what I've heard and I got the
opportunity to see him for 90 minutes against Ghana.
"He looked really, really good - I hope he leaves South
Africa as soon as possible to try his luck in Europe."