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Pitso hits out at Bafana caretaker coach

2017-04-03 15:44
Pitso Mosimane (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane says Bafana Bafana interim coach Owen da Gama has been unreasonable with his use of left-back Tebogo Langerman.

Langerman featured in both of Bafana Bafana's friendly games, against Guinea-Bissau and Angola last week.

As a result, Mosimane left Langerman out of the starting line-up for the match against Kazier Chiefs, which his side lost 2-1.

Replacement left-back Fares Hachi had a tough afternoon and was found wanting on several occasions.

Mosiamane did not hide his displeasure with the man currently looking after the national team.

"He (Langerman) was chosen as the only left-back in Bafana Bafana. Those are the things you get from Bafana," said Mosimane as quoted by Soccer Laduma.

"They choose one left back. Remember when we played Egypt and another game? He played both games then again. I have to manage that, and that's why Langa was on the bench.

"It's very difficult. You (the Bafana coach) choose 25 players and one left back, I mean really? And you know the training in Bafana, hey?"

With several other players also in the national team, Mosimane says his preparation for the Amakhosi clash was negatively impacted.

"We didn't train, we had to train for 20 minutes because they were complaining about hamstrings and tightness," Mosimane added.

"You have to understand that Owen wants to be coach of Bafana, so he drilled them, and it's not the first time. So we have to manage our players and keep quiet."

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