New SA skipper to be named

2012-07-19 14:13

Johannesburg - Gordon Igesund says he will speak to current Bafana captain Steven Pienaar before deciding on who to name as skipper for the nations upcoming matches and the 2013 African Nations Cup.

Pienaar's performances while wearing the captain's armband have been less than inspiring leading Igesund to consider a new name ahead of his first test as national boss, against Brazil.

Igesund made known he was considering a number of candidates last week including centre back Morgan Gould before back tracking with the assertion that "at this moment, Steven Pienaar is the Bafana captain".

He added on the Sowetan: "What I want to do before stating categorically who will lead the team on the pitch before the next game against Brazil is to have a long chat with Steven.

"You know some players revel in the role while others are happier concentrating on their individual performance as far as helping the team is concerned."

Igesund went on to reveal that he intends on traveling as far and wide as possible to asses all the potential Bafana players.

He concluded: "I'm going to wherever my objectives take me.

"I'll be hoping to hold discussions with every overseas-based player who is on my list as a potential South African representative, their club managers and their agents.

"In this way I will have a clearer picture of the talent at my disposal and know how to blend the overseas-based players with the local products in the PSL."


  • Tumelo - 2012-07-19 14:25

    This is confusing realy.thinking khune as captain at club level,dan gold in national wont work

  • ron.hobson.313 - 2012-07-19 14:38

    I hope Safa will help Gordon with his endeavours because Safa is the only one standing is his way.

  • tsietsi.koza - 2012-07-19 15:54

    I think Gordon has a point he needs to sit down nd speak to STeven Pienaar first nd hear his views, mybe he might change is Leading strategy or capability as our skipper. Lets not create a bad atmosphere by appointing a new skipper for now. Lets concetrate on finding the ryt winning combination nd to lift up da spirit of players i knw theres still a long way to go but we need to b patient about Gordon nd his Bafana squad.

  • godfrey.ngonyama - 2012-07-20 07:42

    I hope he's'Gordon' not gonna worsen the Bafana Bafana situation.we not going anywhere with Gordon.

      reinie.brandt - 2012-07-23 16:10

      You are a retard godfrey! Gordon has not even had his first game yet! This country does not want supporters like you!

  • sbonelo.dladla1 - 2012-07-21 07:19

    Good start Sir!

  • thapelo.mabapa - 2012-07-23 16:14

    No one will lead BafanaBafanâ just like Pienaar.He is â world class player with a leadship on him.JUST give him a chance to prove himself that all coach.YOU WOÛLDN'T REGRET YOURSELF AT ALL.

  • thapelo.mabapa - 2012-08-06 18:51

    Gordan please don't remove Pienaar as national team captain.Just give him a chance to prove himself just Mokoena.

  • thapelo.mabapa - 2012-08-06 18:52

    Gordan please don't remove Pienaar as national team captain.Just give him a chance to prove himself just Mokoena.

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