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Full PSL access for Igesund

2012-11-09 12:05

Johannesburg - Dr Irvin Khoza has assured Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund he has the full backing of the Premier Soccer League ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Igesund has reportedly been mulling over a 30-day camp ahead of next year's South African showpiece and was hoping the PSL would postpone some fixtures, especially in December, to accommodate the national team.

Khoza says the matter was discussed at length and that despite the coach not getting his wish, all clubs have at least agreed to make his job a little easier in the build up to the tournament.

"We will support Bafana as we have promised. I'm happy to announce that we have adopted some points of cooperation between ourselves and SAFA to ensure we can avoid unnecessary surprises," Khoza told Football411.

"In fact, the coach wanted to have the players (locally based) in camp every Monday and we discussed that, but in the end we agreed that the coach must have full access to all the clubs in the PSL, meaning that he will have access to the training sessions of all the teams where he can engage with the coaches to discuss his targeted players."

The 'Iron Duke' added: "It was going to be a challenge for him to have all the players in camp every Monday, because of the matches over the weekend. But we think it will go a long in assisting the coach prepare by having full access to the clubs' training sessions."

Football411

Comments
  • kgatla.clico - 2012-11-09 12:37

    Woldone safa nd khosa,it mean n show's tht igusen can mke history cuz ths tme cuz thngs going acording to hs plan kep suportng tht old man

  • nhlapop - 2012-11-09 13:39

    People like Dr Irvin Khoza must be employed at SAFA to run this fooball organisation, not like of Nematandani who dont have much experience to run such huge Body.

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-11-09 13:40

    Only in South Africa.

  • Douglas Breakfast - 2012-11-09 13:53

    i hope they do the noble thing again and postpone all matches during AFCON. teams like KC & Pirates got almost half their opening squad in da Bafana mix. and nowadays U cant even afford to miss your 3rd choice player

  • paul.gellard.12 - 2012-11-09 14:45

    That's the way it should be. No national side can be successful without the support of its FA and top-flight league. Well done SAFA!

  • mmoledis - 2012-11-09 16:31

    I think PSL under Dr Khoza will do well, and wish SAFA too to learn from him and turn all teams under their control to be remarkable once. We want to see Bafana Bafana class of 1996 emerging as Banyana Banyana are too on their way to do that by beating the strong opponents Nigeria.

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