Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has hit back at Bobby Motaung, accusing the Kaizer Chiefs general manager of being disingenuous, according to the Sowetanlive website.
This after Chiefs general manager Bobby Motaung has told Gordon Igesund to look elsewhere for players for the Cosafa Cup.
But Igesund has not taken kindly to Motaung's remarks, explaining
that a joint liaison committee agreed in a meeting on June 9 that the
PSL would release players for the tournament.
"I don't know why Bobby Motaung is justifying his decision not to
release players, making out like we are not clued up about what we are
doing," said Igesund on Thursday.
"When I phoned Bobby and said these are the players I'm calling up,
he said 'I'm not releasing any players'. I said, 'OK, what about fringe
players?' He said, 'No players - my players are tired'.
"I said, 'Bobby, your players aren't tired. You've only played 37
games - some teams have played 42. In Europe, they can play 60. But
that's your choice. I'm not fighting with you. But please send it in
writing'," Igesund said.
Igesund named his 23-man squad on Thursday that will travel to Zambia for this year’s Cosafa Cup.