Pitso backs youth all the way

2010-08-25 14:40

Johannesburg - Pitso Mosimane has revealed he will turn to young guns when he names his squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger.

The match marks Mosimane's first competitive fixture in charge of the South African national team following the departure of Carlos Alberto Parreira.

Drawn alongside the Nigeriens, Sierra Leone and African champions Egypt in Group G of 2012 AFCON qualifying, Bafana Bafana simply have to win their opening game if they are to compete for a place in the CAF showpiece.

Mosimane will on Thursday unveil the squad for next Saturday's match in Nelspruit and he plans on injecting some youth into the fray.

"I will slowly begin a process of integrating the younger players into the team, hence I've called some of them for this camp," he told The Cape Times.

"For the Ghana match last month, we had just Andile Jali, but others are coming in as well."

Although Mosimane is eager to introduce new blood, he has warned South Africa's starlets he will not tolerate egoism and ill discipline.

"Junior players need to be seen playing at their clubs and must seize the moment. Those who suddenly see themselves as stars and misbehave will not be selected," he explained. 


  • mathambo - 2010-08-25 18:47

    Try Pitso may be will work for you. stop using those madalas like Mokeona and compay.

  • Big M - 2010-08-26 09:37

    Becareful Teko, pull up your socks boss, i guess this is about you.

  • Woodpecker - 2010-08-26 09:44

    As long as he can sideline TEKO (I think you all saw what he did with Santos goalkeeper in his mercy on Sunday the 22nd of Aug. Exactly what he did during the game tha cost SA the next round_1st game of of the SA WC). The coach will definately have to forget about Aaron Mokoena.

  • felix - 2010-08-26 11:46

    Please introduce Punch Masanmela @ left back, he is one to replace Tsepo Masilela

  • Lwazi - 2010-08-27 10:18

    Youth rite Pitso? So where is Mathew Pattison and the David Somma? Lets hope they're calling is imminent bro if you really serous of taking Bafana to Afcon 2012 and World cup 2014. We tired of been the participator/no even showing up in these tournaments. Mzansi is not allergic to championship bro only you will deprive that opportunity now. Sure we cannot wait for another 100 years to be champs again.

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