Josephs hints at Bafana return

2012-07-31 11:22

Johannesburg - Moeneeb Josephs says he is willing to sit down with Gordon Igesund to discuss a possible return to the Bafana Bafana set-up.

The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper announced his retirement from international football earlier this year, citing personal reasons as his decision.

However, it is widely believed the 32-year-old had become increasingly frustrated at playing second-fiddle to Itumeleng Khune, who was favoured between the sticks by former national team coach Pitso Mosimane.

Former Moroka Swallows boss Igesund has since been instilled as Bafana boss, and Josephs admits he is willing to meet the four-time PSL title-winning coach to discuss his future in the national side.

"I have played under him before (at Ajax Cape Town), so I know what he is capable of achieving. If he says he sees a role for me, I'd like to talk to him about it," Josephs told The Sowetan.

South Africa are next in action against world footballing giants and 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil in a friendly international in September.


  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-07-31 11:54

    u r welcum, anytime..its a new bafana era, the days of favoratism and biased selections r gone, bafana nids players with a winning mentality, not amature time wasters and dancers

  • onkgopotse.mashego - 2012-07-31 12:13

    Der r mny ppl hu will play 4 Bafana wth passion,as 4 u Dom Kat,try in 2028 u blew it upon urself. Y cant u hve a matured attitude lyk Bartman?? B professional,we dnt nid u ko Bafanas

  • sello.molekwa.1 - 2012-07-31 12:22

    I respect people who take a decision and stick to it. Don't flip flop like weather. This Moeneeb guy must go serve the retirement that he announced voluntarily and stop behaving like a cry baby who doesn't know what he wants. Today he withdraws himself, tomorrow he wants to come back and wants to talk to the coach. Talk about what?

  • lejon.nefdt - 2012-07-31 13:23

    Now that benni wants in he is jumping on the boat :) lets wait and see what happens for the both of them????

  • ray.palmer.5686 - 2012-07-31 17:28

    Gordon is a coach who picks on merit so Moeneeb is justified in returning. How the hell could Pitso pick Itu above Slimkat after 2 treble winning seasons and a 4 month lay off for Khune? Pitso seems to have been dictated to by agents looking to market their wares! Slim Kat for #1 and Itu as reserve. Khune only picked because he plays for Chiefs and no other reason!

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