Pitso unhappy with the result

2012-06-04 07:49

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane admits that he is not happy with their 1-1 draw with Ethiopia in a 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

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South Africa needed a late goal from Katlego Mphela to salvage a home draw against a lively Ethiopian side and although Mosimane was pleased with the second-half, he is hoping that the result will wake his side up.

"Ethiopia started well, they were more ready than us. I think the guys thought it would be easy. But it was tough. It was not only tough because they have got the endurance, but they also played football. You must give them credit, they did very well," he said.

"We came back second-half and we did what we were supposed to do, but a little but too late. In the first five minutes we had two chances and we didn't take them, it's the same story, let's not go there.

"Second-half, they played South African football. They did their best, the show determination, they showed pride. I'm happy with the second-half, but I'm not happy with the result.

"Sometimes a wake-up call is good, maybe it was a good start for us like this so that we know there is no easy team."

Looking ahead, he added, "There is 15 points to play for, last year we got a draw at home won the other two. We will win the others."

Soccer Laduma

  • Ganon - 2012-06-04 08:01

    He is just pathetic, he must go, period!!

      David - 2012-06-04 08:19

      I thought there was not a team playing worse than the Lions, well I am wrong. Pitso the honourable thing to do is resigned. A GREAT coach is one that demands respect and you do not have that.

      NrGx - 2012-06-04 08:22

      how does he expect to compete in the world cup if we cant beat ethiopia, on home soil? When last has bafunny-bafunny won a match?

      dhirshan.gobind - 2012-06-04 08:34

      GAVIN HUNT OR GORDAN IGESUND IN! NUF SAID! if we cant beat ethiopia then who CAN we beat???

      Bryan - 2012-06-04 08:51

      Bafana are a joke...period!! The coach is a clown but players need to step up and take some responsibilty. Been saying this for years and the story remains the same...

  • BJ - 2012-06-04 08:02

    "Last year we got a draw at home". Yup, then all did your dance routine. Losers.

  • mpho.masilo.16 - 2012-06-04 08:04

    Hw can u expect a win if u play with players who dont have self cofidence ths players thy must knw thy are playing 4 the nation not black label cup that is y the stadium was not packed with s.a

  • michael.falatsi - 2012-06-04 08:05

    pitso must go before its too late.he is like zuma in a way he lacks leadership.if we safa doest wake up soon we will be ranked last in the world rankings.and i think we should have more white players in soccer,black are not competitive period they are just playing for money.if we have more whites in bafana bafana will be more like the springboks,spring boks are the best.this shows whites are competitive like it or not

  • Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-06-04 08:07

    Where is Ingesund? With him we can climb up the rankings and become a world class soccer nation.

      Zane Zenzile - 2012-06-04 08:12

      hahahaha......shut up! the players should take the blame not the coach

      caleb.moyce - 2012-06-04 08:49

      I disagree @Zane... You didn't see what Igesund did with Swallows last season, they were fighting relegation and this season ended up 2nd on the log, the whole team including management needs to be re-evaluated. Igesund or Hunt for the job!

  • fdalana - 2012-06-04 08:07

    this man is out of touch with reality.he must resign and we will win the remaining games.

  • Jonathan - 2012-06-04 08:08

    This guy keeps on making excuses for his teams' pathetic performances. Get a coach who knows what he's doing. Pathetic bunch of losers!

  • trishul.naran - 2012-06-04 08:08

    If Pitso is so unhappy with these results I urge him to resign and let someone like Gavin Hunt take the position of Bafana coach! Maybe then we can get strikers like David Soma off the bench and into the game. Clearly by the end of the first half it was obvious that our striking pair were not playing as a team. Killer always showed more goal ward intent than is striking \partner\ and it was clear that he should stay and the other get subbed. I think if Soma isn't going to get a starting 11position we are going to loose him to another country and that might come back to bite us in the ass! Please Pitso do a better job or quit!

  • muzi.myeni - 2012-06-04 08:09

    Vaya Pitso.

      mpho.masilo.16 - 2012-06-04 17:02

      Muzi ur right pitso must go

  • georgebrightons - 2012-06-04 08:14

    Bafana will not qualify for Brazil 2014. It's time for Pitso to call it a quit. If Pitso would like to save his job, he must replace Bafana with Orlando Pirates f.c.

      Zane Zenzile - 2012-06-04 08:18

      bafana will qualify for brazil, have some faith will you

      William - 2012-06-04 08:46

      Replace them with what? Orlando Pirates? Who can't even win another African club? What are you nuts? They must just transform the team, give others a chance.

  • Timothy - 2012-06-04 08:15

    Get rid of the vuvzelas then maybe the players can concentrate on the job, I wouldnt want vuvus blaring in my ears while im working!

  • Zwai - 2012-06-04 08:20

    I am sorry to say this,with pitso we are going nowhere now safa must live the racial issue and appoint person who can do the job.hunt is there igueson is there wake up safa before its too late.

  • clem.human - 2012-06-04 08:21

    another Chop, who practises his excuses from one week to the next. He is a perfect demonstration of afirmative action. as well as the useless soccer team. Give his resources to any other country in Africa and they would probably even win the world cup.

  • Lita - 2012-06-04 08:22

    This guy must just go!

  • Ebrahim - 2012-06-04 08:22

    Pitso , how can you not balme yourself for the result , you clearly dont have a clue what you doing . do us all a favour and resign. Jy is useless!!!!

      William - 2012-06-04 08:50

      Ebrahim, the whole team is useless. I don't know why Pienaar is playing for the losers. You can give them Sir Alex Furgi and he will fail with them. Stop blaming the coach.

  • nimrod.mqonqo - 2012-06-04 08:23

    Pitso, do you ever go and watch most of the where soccer is played in order for you as a national couch to identify good strikers and potential ones? Are you restricted to select your squad from the senior league? Do you ever have team talk with your technical team and identify weaknesses and how to address them? SAFA, are you enjoying this circus or you are one of the participant?

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-06-04 08:39

    when will soccer ever transform strange that nobody wants to speak about it they are simply too black and dont want to accept that they cannot play soccer mr loverman Fikile please transform soccer

  • Ziggamann - 2012-06-04 08:43

    Pitso does not inspire the nation or its players. The people have spoken. Let Pitso go now!!!!!

      Steven - 2012-06-04 10:10

      I fully agree with you..this Pitso guy is costing us..why can't SAFA just give Gordon a chance. He has prove him self in the PSL. won league titles with different clubs.If we want to compete in Brazil then he is our man.

  • wayne.nkuna - 2012-06-04 08:48

    this man, has had the bigger share of dissapointments, time to go pitso

  • sthembiso.msindo - 2012-06-04 08:53

    why ppl are voting fo him on this poll on the left, are u guys crazy i mean Pitso is the looser period he's just protecting his salary. Give Hunt or Igesund a job the men hv proven himself he has won PSL with 4 different teams, as fo Pitso he never won any league

  • ayanda.mali.3 - 2012-06-04 08:56

    I think steve khompela must take over,pitso can go back to supersport we don't need him as a nation.

  • Neutedop - 2012-06-04 08:56

    As a rugby man, loving SA, I watched the game yesterday. I know just about nothing of football, but the basic skills like passing lacked. I think a club side have better passing. There was very few passes in-front of the person, most of the time the guy had to stop his run, or go back......whenever it was not intercepted. But I heard Gordon and Gavin will do much better, and after google helped me with their CV's - I must agree!

  • bonga.masika - 2012-06-04 09:02

    We are disappointed we failed to beat Ethiopia and even the guys are not fit .

  • Francois - 2012-06-04 09:03

    bunch of clowns, a real joke team...PSL BY FAR the richest domestic comp in Africa, still we cant buy a win

  • Derick.kleyn - 2012-06-04 09:04

    For the past 2 years I havnt watched a sa soccer match,and watching yestaday reminded me why lol....the technical ability of some of these players are shocking,tactics this the best talent we have in this country?we can't beat ethiopia let alone thrash them?since our inception back into the international arena and this is the best we can muster?its plain to see sa soccer is in shambles and its been like that for years do u not fire a coach that did not know that if ur team sits level in the log with another they will not go through on goal difference lol....ridiculous.

  • William - 2012-06-04 09:05

    I think there should be a minority group soccer team established since there are black (only) rugby teams. Bafana Bafana can't play football. And those who are blaming the coach, pleazzzzzz how ignorant can you be? They had successful international coaches who FAILED with them! SAFA can sign-up Sir Alex Furgi to coach them, even he will fail. But noooooooo, we want to transform the successful international respected rugby and cricket teams. WTF? LOL the Sports Dept is a joke! Transform Bafana Bafana, the current players are not competitive. Other people get fired when they don't perform at work, but this bunch of losers are allowed to embarrass us continuously. Mbalula should investigate SAFA, heads must roll.

  • Dombolo - 2012-06-04 09:17

    Time and time again SUFFER/safa gets it wrong with these coaches!! The only coach that showed his quality was Carlos Perriera. Pitso is just useless. Bafana Bafana is worse off than it was during the world cup. Everyone can see that. There are two brilliant coaches in the country, Gordon and Hunt, its a no-brainer. But SUFFER cant see it which says a lot. Nematandi came in with all guns blazing talking big, only to kill all the cows without wood for the braai! Nonsense! Pitso is mockery a useless empty technically inept and most disgustingly arrogant muppet. South Africa's soccer is a joke. Same goes for Kaizer Chiefs. How can Bafana Bafana win anything if the big teams cant even compete in the continent? Ridiculous

  • Abram - 2012-06-04 09:23

    Pitso was blaming SAFA for not paying the sum of R90 000 for Sangoma, saying he cant win the game.....The Sangoma was win...He must go, period

  • kagiso.k.seleka - 2012-06-04 09:26

    Why did you start with Yeye and Shabba? They have not won a single thing this season, the winning combination (which one the trebble by the way, two seasons in a row) is Jali and Manyisa. Hai man, how did we fail to beat Ethiopia at home? We have reached new lows.

  • sango.jika - 2012-06-04 09:31

    supporting the national soccer team is the some as being in a relationship knowing very well it is not working out. But for some reason you still in it.

  • Tsietsi - 2012-06-04 09:36

    Pitso do the honourable thing and stop being stubborn. You clearly do not have a plan B during a game. So you are not a national team coach material. Now respect the nation, RESIGN! HAMBA! VOETSEK! SAFA its time to appoint a real coach in the form of Gordon Igesund.

      Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-06-04 11:42

      Do you think he even had a plan A?

  • George - 2012-06-04 09:38

    This is rubbish. The SAFA leadership should be blamed for this mass. Pitso does not have the correct credentials to coach at higher level. He has not proven himself at club level. Gordon Igusend is my number one, he has proven time and again that he can make heroes out of former relegation candidates.

  • Konapi - 2012-06-04 09:39

    This is 2012 not 2011 is clear that you wont succeed if you still have a personal problems with wont go any where Mnr without him. I was so appalled to hear that you selected Mphela who did not nothing for Sundowns towards the last games of the league while Bennie was doing wonders for Pirates.....

  • Sekalf - 2012-06-04 09:40

    ha ha ha this team is a joke - they will not qualify!

  • Clementine - 2012-06-04 09:47

    If u feel that way, can u imagine the rest of SA??

  • arthur.mmotong - 2012-06-04 09:48

    Pitso is a joke just like his mentor Jomo Sono.

  • Jonathan - 2012-06-04 09:48

    You're the PITS!!!

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  • J.D. - 2012-06-04 10:14

    "Ethiopia started well, they were more ready than us" Only last week we were told on this site that "It is time to deliver" I predicted it will not happen. Maybe Pitso should aquire Gio and Juan for the next match. it is the only hope for this bunch. Removing Pitso is not the solution. Thers is no better to succeed him.

  • mokgwee.vincent - 2012-06-04 10:26

    The national team needs us as the supporters,not as an opposition party together with pitso. When are we going to lean to support the team during thick and thin? Come on guys, let us stop be negative all the times.

  • Mishack Mmola - 2012-06-04 10:28

    Plz plz Pitso, plz plz we beg u, come out, this is not a coaching school, this is world cup qualifying match: wat does ur kid n wife say at home if they watch soccer at all. Dad u r good coach? If u don care abt the nation atleast think of the agony of those closest to u, clearly u r a horrible coach, no tactics , no game plan, u just there. Nowhere in the world wud a coach stay if the team is doing this bad, whether is ur fault or not it wil stil b the best thing for u to resign. U piling a bad record on u, wat a shame. We kno the Africans don't relent power easily but b the second after Mandela plz.

  • Nathi - 2012-06-04 10:46


  • bmaestro - 2012-06-04 10:50

    didnt even watch the match i knew i was gonna waste my time watching bafana play their usuAL DISMAL AND BORING soccer.PITSO NEED THE BOOT!!

  • Loo - 2012-06-04 11:07

    Get an international coach . .the local coaches jut don't have the skill and players need to be brought back to the ground. They have HUGE heads and think they are on international standard for absolutely NO reason.

  • modjela - 2012-06-04 11:13

    Can we please start a movement to evict this man?

  • alex.polorie - 2012-06-04 11:18

    Know is de time to leave

      alex.polorie - 2012-06-04 11:22

      Lack of ideas and creativity is the problem

  • Keratilwe - 2012-06-04 13:04

    As usual Mr Arrogance u always pass the buck. This is not Kindergarden step out b4\ Booting\.

  • Lita - 2012-06-04 13:34

    Pitso is a joke and SAFA are bigger jokes for not firing this man along time ago!

  • Desmond - 2012-06-04 16:03

    Baba Mosimane please resign. just to make your CV nice. You only have an answer of everything. we are tired you cant even beat Jomo Cosmos. Do yourself a favour. obviouse you are going to loose over Botswana.

  • Mampotsang - 2012-06-04 22:01

    lately america is qualifying for every world cup competition.Historically they are not a soccer nation.There is something they are doing right which we must learn.We must put our finger exactly were there problems is.Firing a coach is easy.A coach can only do so much.