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'Feeling bad about Bafana'

2010-07-09 11:23
Dear Editor,

The history boys of African soccer, also known as Bafana Bafana, received their bonuses this week and life goes on for them as they have put their short participation in the tournament we were hosting.

I was hurt and saddened by their below par performance and hoping that they also felt the same way or even worse, especially their captain Aaron Mokoena. Our former captain lacked everything a team captain should have, he and he alone cost our national team a place in the second stage of the tournament.

But I thought he knew that and he was feeling really bad as everybody blamed him for his mistakes during our games, but my God was I wrong! I watched Harambe yesterday on Supersport 3.

He was asked about the Mexico equaliser where he was the only defender who put a Mexican scorer on an onside position, the replay shows clearly as our captain pushes up with the rest of our players and with no reason gaining back and tried to clear the ball with his head and missed it as usual.

I couldn’t believe my ears and the moron put the blame on the entire team, and that made me realise, none of those Bafana losers are taking any responsibility for the embarrassment they've caused us.

As for Mokoena, whoever takes charge of our national team, and I hope is not Pitso Mosimane, must take note of this behaviour of our players and select those that shows heart when playing for our team.

Mokoena's name should be placed next to the history records of this tournament as the man who put our country to shame and blamed his teammates.


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