Clubs to boycott Bafana camp?

2012-12-14 11:37

Johannesburg - PSL coaches could be weighing up the possibility of boycotting the Bafana Bafana training camp later this month, in favour of giving their players a break, according to a report.

Coach Gordon Igesund recently called up his squad to face Malawi in an international friendly on the 22nd of this month, also revealing that they plan to have an extra Bafana mini-camp from the 27th to the 30th of December.

The final PSL game before the African Cup of Nations break will be played on December 19, just three days before the Malawi game, following that the players will only get a few days rest until they leave for the camp.

In addition to that, PSL clubs are said to have received an email from SAFA stating that the governing body will hold no responsibility for any injuries that players pick up during their spell on international duty.
Igesund is set to name his final 23-man squad for Africa’s showpiece on December 30th, and will then lead his side out against Norway and Algeria in their last two games before the tournament begins.

Should Bafana do well in the AFCON and reach the final on the 10th, players of Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United will have just two days before returning to PSL duty on the 12th, giving them very little time, if any, to recover.

Soccer Laduma

  • tinotenda.panashe - 2012-12-14 12:26

    PSL clubs are at it again. These guys just want Bafana to fail. And the man leading this crusade is Stuart Baxter. Would he be calling for this boycott had his Sweden been playing. Clubs should learn to be patriotic and support Bafana. Also Laduuma is out of order to be proponents of such stories.

      mogale.tshidi - 2012-12-14 12:48

      In addition to that, PSL clubs are said to have received an email from SAFA stating that the governing body will hold no responsibility for any injuries that players pick up during their spell on international duty.

      vasa.sana - 2012-12-14 12:49

      Sir Stuart Baxter is an Englishman. Check your facts!

      luvuyo.zihle - 2012-12-14 12:58

      Yu ar against baxter wena mfinyila .There ar no players without chiefs i tink pirates hav mor dan 23 players so take dem leav chiefs alone skhehlela.

  • gift.rode - 2012-12-14 12:28

    When Chiefs complained before about this they were called all sorts of names and now its happening again and other clubs are feeling it!

  • luvuyo.zihle - 2012-12-14 13:09

    I adree with baxter .U cant tak his players whn get injurys must sufer nd no resting time 2 days ar not enough .

      colleen.patrick.90 - 2012-12-14 13:56

      @luvuyo ur missing a point here this is not about kaizer chips we want the national team to do better.

      Harris - 2012-12-14 20:12

      KC is flying high @ dis time and dat is gud 4 de national team. In 96 more players came from KC nd Bucs nd Bf Bf won de cup. Baxter mst stop being greedy nd allow dis players 2 play 4 Bf Bf. Injuries r part of de game. Dis isn't UK

  • victor.freeman.39 - 2012-12-14 14:24

    Rest? You must be joking. The next PSL fixture would be in Feb. More than enough time to rest. These club bosses don't give a toss about the national team. The tail is wagging the head again.

      Fuzoluhle Nkosi - 2012-12-14 18:07

      stupid fool, the only is like 2 or 3 days after the AFCON final then the PSL resumes,how the hell can u rest in 2 days? nxa

      mike.arc.144 - 2012-12-15 15:24

      @ Fuzoluhle , you are a stupid fool .... typical black man from SA , look what bafana achieved by "resting" . 76 place in the world ... useless . all that you care about is filling your fat tummies and wallets , give nothing back....stupid fool !

  • godfrey.ngonyama - 2012-12-14 17:40

    This is nonsense,Stuat Baxter must held responsible for this.I think he must go back to England cause he's bringing senseless issues to PSL..Go back Baxter.

  • Harris - 2012-12-14 20:05

    SAFA don't hv an interest of de players @ heart. How can dey circulate an email saying dey won't take responsibility 4 players who'll b injured on national duty. GI is doing his utmost best but wat they doing is to sabotage him so dat he can fail like dem. Dey've done it along with PSL clubs 2 Shakes Mashaba until he failed. If dey can't support GI dey mst just resign soon because we'll never gonna judge GI as a failure.

  • edwin.phadu - 2012-12-14 20:50

    Give Gordon Igesund chance to plan for Afcon, stop sabotaging the coach and give him support like Pitso and Carlos Parreira, sometimes team coaches can be so selfish, put the country first.

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