Eriksson waits on Bafana star

2011-07-11 09:57

Johannesburg - Sven Goran Eriksson is waiting for South African defender Tshepo Masilela to pass a medical before finalising a move to Leicester City, Sky Sports reported.

Masilela has been a long-term target for Eriksson and the Leicester boss is optimistic of pushing through a deal for the player.

"I can't confirm he is definitely coming, but it might happen," said Eriksson in the Leicester Mercury.

"The thing there is the medical, because he has been injured.

"He has been on our list for a long time and we know he is a good player. But it is not done yet."

Eriksson has also held talks regarding fresh loan deals for Benfica defender Miguel Vitor and Manchester City youngster Ben Mee following their stints at the King Power Stadium last season.

The Swede added: "I have spoken to (Benfica boss) Rui Costa and Vitor might come, and I am trying to get Ben but I think he is looking at all the signings we are making, and he wants to play regular football.

"It might happen, one or even both of them."



  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-11 10:47

    Another SA soccer success story...Great news !

  • Annoy - 2011-07-11 11:18

    Hope you dont end up being loaned to another club

  • supafly - 2011-07-11 11:55

    Is it me or our 'soccer stars' are just mediocre! Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Portsmouth and even at these lesser known teams, these prima donas can't make the grade! Why? Me thinks our guys lack the three basic ingredients for success, i.e. talent, heart/character and persevererance. Talent we/they have, no doubt, but that alone is no guarantee for success. Our guys think they'll hav it handed to them. Sometimes you can succeed with a too of one. Benni, in my view, is one of the laziest footballers l've watched, but he more than made up for that with his deadly touches positioning in and around the 18 area, which were the only ingredrients for that guy's success. Lucas Radebe's perseverance is legendary. Most average players would have quit Leeds the first few mnths of being there, due to injuries, culture shock (at the time), competition, etc, but no, not this guy, he kept soldiering on until achieving legendary status at that very team. I can go on foreevr, bt the point is that, until our players, Teko, Shaba, Mphela, Parker, etc, start looking at football as more than just a pay check, they'll always be third best in world standards. Samuel E'to wasn't considered good enough for Real Madrid when they loaned him to Real Marloca, until such time that he proved them wrong by single handedly demolishing both Madrid and Barca (amongst others) in at least 2 seasons in a row did everyone sit back and took notice and the rest as they say is history.

      YES - 2011-07-11 13:41

      Your response is somewhat harsh but you are right my bra. Our soccer players lack sustanance - as soon as they make it to newspaper back pages, they think they have arrived. It is worse when they have bucks in the bank and drive in the latest models. I blame me it all on lack of education as no amount of mentoring has come to the rescue either. However, Masilela has seen it all and trust, unlike others, he has his head on his shouldres.

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