I stand behind the Minister (Fikile Mbalula) fully. Why be nice when people are constantly disrespecting his department, his countrymen and those that came before them?
Much as we congratulate them when they do well, we should also mock them when they lose. And in this case it was not only about losing but the manner in which they lost.
They didn’t compete at all and that it’s not acceptable even from people of no standards. Of course they are not the only ones to blame. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) administration and the South African Football Association (SAFA) administration also played their part, as SAFA should’ve made sure all PSL games are boycotted until the end of the tournament.
The coach Gordon Igesund made horrible decisions tactically and it’s not even the first time. I think Igesund is too comfortable and his body language is just wrong. To me it doesn’t look like losing gives him sleepless nights.
I miss the days of John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu, Doctor Khumalo and Helman Mkhalele. Mark Fish who would rather die in the field before he rolls over and accept defeat. Any player that plays for the team should know that it’s not money making scheme but it is a privilege given to you instead of others.
If the shoes fit then wear it. Minister is not lying by calling guys useless when they were in actual fact useless. They were called losers as they were losers on the night. They should own up and if they feel the national duty it’s too much they shouldn’t honour the call next time.