Absa Premiership

Coetzee 'belongs in Europe'

2015-02-03 13:55
Rivaldo Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Quinton Fortune believes that young Ajax Cape Town defender Rivaldo Coetzee has what it takes to succeed in Europe.

Read: Isaacs wants top-three finish

After watching South African crash out of the 2015 African Cup of Nations at the first-round stage, former Manchester United man Fortune feels that it would benefit Bafana Bafana on the whole if more of national team members were to play their football overseas.

"If you look at our team in 1998 [when South Africa finished as runners up at AFCON], most of our players were playing all over Europe, which helped the national team," he told goal.com.

"They have a lot of good young players but they lack experience and they were going to find it tough in that group."

Fortune was particularly impressed with Coetzee, who he has backed to make the grade in Europe.

He added: "The player that caught my eye for Bafana is Coetzee. He's been outstanding so far from what I've heard and I got the opportunity to see him for 90 minutes against Ghana.

"He looked really, really good - I hope he leaves South Africa as soon as possible to try his luck in Europe."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates, Mbombela Stadium 19:30
Friday, 22 February 2019
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 23 February 2019
Cape Town City v Maritzburg United, Athlone Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Wits v Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Baroka FC, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.