Ace: Mosimane needs help

2011-11-24 07:09

Johannesburg - Former Bafana Bafana player Donald "Ace" Khuse believes national team coach Pitso Mosimane needs to work together with the PSL coaches.

South Africa were ranked 38th in the world earlier in the year, but have slipped down the FIFA rankings to 53rd after a run of four games without a victory.

Under Mosimane, Bafana have also failed to qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations to be held in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Chiefs assistant coach Khuse is convinced SA will make more progress if Mosimane works with the PSL club coaches as he prepares for his side's 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.

When asked if they would qualify for the World Cup in Brazil, Khuse told Amakhosi magazine: "It is going to be very tough. Pitso (Mosimane) has without a doubt what it takes as a coach to take us to greater heights but he needs support from SAFA, from everyone.

"Pitso needs to have a dialogue with the coaches in the league. He cannot succeed by himself."

He added: "The players need to take responsibility. They should realise that it is them who can remedy the situation not the coaches.

"It must start with them and if the mentality of the players is right then we will go back where we were - no. 1 in Africa."


  • david.lebethe - 2011-11-24 07:52

    I concur with sentiments that our players' attitude to the game must change. But also wish to include all those involved in this beautiful game. The division within the administration of football runs very deep and it is up there that I believe the problem must be resolved. To illustrate my point, just feww weeks ago, Shakes Mashaba (an employee of SAFA) took swipe at Irvin Khoza (Vice-President of SAFA) without the hierachy in SAFA raising a word to this glaring act of insurbodination by an employee. I have no track for Irvin Khoza, but Shakes (however legitimate his complaint was) ke was clearly wrong to have publicly gone for Khoza as his conduct and so is SAFA needs to be condemned. It just doesn't bode well of our football administration in this country. On the other hand, the national coach (i.e. Pitso) seems to be a man of his own mind and therefore not susceptible to others advise and which is Bafana-Bafana's Archilles Heels. People have been directing the coach towards players like Bennie McCarthy but he would not listen despite Bannie and Nomvete are banging goals for their respective clubs. It is this deference towards certain players which would get Bafana-Bafana nowhere. I am surprised that the national coach is not planning with other coaches (especially, those whose philosophy is compatible to his plans) in the PSL. We can only pray that the coach and the powers that be are listening and taking heed of Khuse's advise.

      Jack - 2011-11-24 08:06

      Hell, i recon the Bokke could beat Bafana at their own game.

      Sidima - 2011-11-24 09:09

      I dont agree. Tthese guys represent the nation. there is no reason why matters must be dealt with behind closed doors. Everything must be public when you're representing the nation. So do you think its fair that the findings of the internal investigation on "who slipped up with the rule book" regarding the failure to qualify for CAF must be kept confidential from the public? On Pitso, i dont think he has what ti takes to take us to the world cup. The CAF qualifiers were a test which he failed. We now need to find someone else. Perhaps Gordon Ieguson (not sure how to spell his last name)

  • David - 2011-11-24 08:29

    This time Pitso must make sure as head coach he knows the qualification rules.. somblief tog!!LOL..

  • Tokollo - 2011-11-24 10:17

    I totally disagree. Pitso could not even select 11 players to beat Zimbabwe. Pitso can't even come up with a game plan that better suits the selected players to compete with Zimbabwe yet he is focusing on the 2014 World Cup.This coach is clueless as bafana bafana has past its building phase a long time ago. Not only is SA football the minnows of the continent but we can't even understand the rules of the game. Pitso and SAFA are very irritating and a waste of time.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-11-24 10:31

    Ace, why are you the one to see that he needs help he never requested for? Whatever he may get, he should just step down and get help afterwards. More especially help to acquint himself with attacking football and rules of the game.

  • Maredi - 2011-11-24 11:09

    Exactly when are we going to admit that we simply do not have the players and attitude to compete at the highest level. we need to admit that there is a problem first, then we can find ways of dealing with it. for as long as we think we are world beaters in football we will still be about this for the next 100 years. as for Pitso the least said the better. he is simply pathetic.

  • Thabang - 2011-11-27 14:53

    I'm not one to judge from a distance but you see with pitso we're already failures and will progress to fail,this guy just has no idea what coaching is all about.We lost to Zim and then he goes and say that was not his first team this guy is a clown,by the way the zim squad has 20 players that ply their trade in sa and playing against players their up against on a daily basis in the sa league. Guys pitso is leading us to no man's land he should just quit before we start labeling him,pitso u failed at club level with nothing to show and now ur failing us at country level.Bra take my advise u know nothing about footbal,gavin proved to u as u had said that was your foundation then he sold ur players and won back 2 back titles.Leave it to the real pro's maybe gavin must come and realive u of your juty's.

  • mdu.nsimbiyabelungu.mazibuko - 2011-11-30 13:39

    he must just go! "the kitchen is too hot for this guy, he must get out before he burns it down with it"

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