Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Is time for Bafana to shine

"Bafana Bafana returned to training on Monday, after a day off on Sunday - in preparation for the all-important Brazil 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying match against Group A leaders Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Sunday.
BRAZIL IS AROUND: Gordon Igesund lecturing his boys.
National team coach Gordon Igesund believes that only victory in the remaining two matches against Ethiopia and Botswana will keep Bafana in contention for the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
With two rounds of matches remaining, South Africa and Ethiopia are neck and neck in the race for top spot in Group A. The Ethiopians lead the group with 10 points, two ahead of South Africa.
The team that finishes top of the group will proceed to the play-offs – to be played on home and away basis. The winners will secure a place to the World Cup scheduled for 2014 in Brazil.
Sunday’s match will take place at the National Stadium, on the same day Central African Republic (CAR) face Botswana in another Group A encounter which has little meaning.
Both Botswana and CAR have been eliminated from the race following their respective losses at the weekend. Botswana only has one point with CAR sitting on three, South Africa is third with eight points, two adrift of Ethiopia.
“The situation is self-explanatory; you do not need to be a rocket scientist to see what needs to be done. We both have two games left, so for us only a win will keep us in contention. We needed to get the three points from CAR, and all along I have been saying the key game will be against Ethiopia,” said Bafana head coach Igesund.
“But the nice thing is that it is in our hands. We need to win this game and then beat Botswana and qualify for the next and final round of qualifiers. We have to take each game as it comes but a draw is not good for us. I am confident we will be well-prepared for this match.”
Midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane and defender Anele Ngcongca were rested from training as a precautionary measure.
“The boys are fine, we just didn’t want to take chances and have them train when resting would serve them better. Letsholonyane has a minor groin strain while Anele is suffering from slight thigh muscles. Tomorrow they will train with the rest of the team,” added Igesund.
The Bafana Bafana mentor is well aware that another solid game plan and execution will see his side through.
“We are studying the video of the match between Botswana and Ethiopia, and I will have a good game plan for Sunday. What I do know is that they don’t have to win the match, a draw will suit them fine so I don’t expect them to attack a lot, but we will have to attack them,” he said.
South Africa will leave Cameroon for Addis Ababa on Friday, 14 June''.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Jimmy Tau bid farewell to Chiefs supporters

After a long talk with Kaizer Chiefs management about the future of former club's captain Jimmy Tau,on the 6th of June he found out about his future after he was told that the matter will be handle by the head coach.

He served the team with loyalty and he was a true leader during his spell at Chiefs.Tau was one of the defenders loved by the amakhosi faithful.
Tau joined the Glamour Boys from their rivals Orlando Pirates where he left the armband.It was not expected as he took people by surprise quitting Pirates and join the Psl champions.

  • True leader
  • Quality defender
  • Loyal person

After all the years of commitment at Kaizer Chiefs,all he got was a push away contract that caught the supporters by surprise.The fans will miss him everyday as he played a huge role to Chiefs success.

The question is..why out of those players Tau was seen as a surplus because he did not play competitive football in 2012/2013 season?