Bafana Bafana

Igesund: Serero will still play

2013-09-10 15:00
Thulani Serero (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says midfielder Thulani Serero would still be considered for the national team in future despite last week’s disciplinary saga.

Serero was dismissed from the Bafana camp on Friday night ahead of their 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifier against Botswana in Durban after his commitment was questioned.

The former PSL footballer of the year was reportedly worried about getting injured ahead of his club Ajax Amsterdam's opening Champions League clash against Barcelona next week.

According to the Football411 website, Igesund dismissed claims that the Bafana technical team said Serero faked an injury as an excuse to miss the game.

“One thing I can say is that Thulani never faked an injury and we never said he faked an injury,” Igesund said.

“He said to me very clearly that he is not injured, but he is scared to get injured and he's got a big game coming up. I read somewhere in the paper or someone saying Igesund is a liar - that means my whole squad are liars,” he added.

Bafana gave the Zebras a 4-1 humbling but ended up failing to advance to the next stage of qualification as group winners, Ethiopia, defeated Central African Republic 2-1 in Brazzaville.
 

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.