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“Bafana Would Take The First Steps…” – Reader’s Voice

“Bafana Would Take The First Steps…” – Reader’s Voice

By Mfekawinston - May 15, 2017 08:52 AM

It came as a welcome sight to see three PSL teams participating in CAF competitions. All three sides may have drawn their matches, but the results are not the most important thing.

One thing to take away from the matches in these competitions is the experience.

Mamelodi Sundowns went all the way in the CAF Champions League last season and showed the continent the capability of sides from South Africa. SuperSport United and Platinum Stars joined the Brazilians as representatives for South Africa in the continent’s CAF Confederations Cup.

More teams in CAF competitions means that players will be physically and mentally adjusted to tackle the different playing styles. Egyptian sides have worked this down to a science with the success of Al Ahly and Zamalek translating into Egypt's dominance on the continent and when we speak of the Egyptians, they are the highest ranked African side at 19th in the world.

So, imagine how much better our national team players would perform if they were well adjusted to the hostility of foreign crowds and the mind games that other African sides use to give their team an edge.

With an adjustment to the style of play and negating the intimidation factor, Bafana Bafana would take the first steps towards being a formidable side internationally by first becoming the kings of African football.

*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.


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mokobane74@gmail.com Joined: 09 Mar 2016
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mokobane74@gmail.com May 16, 2017 03:38 PM
What confuses me is why when there's cup games in SA like semifinals meaning is only 2 games,why they don't play them in one day like Saturday and Sunday those who are not taking part in the cup can play psl games
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T-Man360 Joined: 17 Oct 2016
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T-Man360 May 16, 2017 02:44 PM
@Nenga Mqanduli I agree with u mate bt I think the solution is simple, the PSL must use the same calender that the Premier League in england uses where by teams play in december and janauary and that will allow our teams to have enough rest for the caf competitions since our league has 30 matches all season + 3 cup competitions, which means we may finish the league season around mid April
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Mr_Down Joined: 26 Oct 2016
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Mr_Down May 16, 2017 02:11 PM
Yes you are right but the manner which our coach select their teams when they play in CAF leave us with a question mark. I think sometimes we play to lose because we want to focus so much on PSL and CAF seem to be on the way. So we expecting Bafana to qualify for AFCON, mxm
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yakie joy May 16, 2017 11:45 AM
Good one
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Mr mankayi Joined: 09 May 2017
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Mr mankayi May 16, 2017 09:22 AM
True that
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mfekawinston Joined: 05 May 2017
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mfekawinston May 16, 2017 09:06 AM
@nenga mqanduli I agree with that its weird that we use a European calender rather than the ones other teams use and our players suffer to perform continentally because of this
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Nenga Mqanduli May 16, 2017 08:54 AM
I agree with the writer but my view is that it is going to be very difficult for South African teams to dominate African football.PSL calendar does not allow South African teams to be fully focused in the champions league. Look at Sundowns, when was the last time you saw them getting a rest? Yes Sundowns have got players to compete there but what about other teams? PSL board members should show us that they serious and want to see South African teams becoming the best in Africa. We are not Europeans and we will never be, chairman Dr. Khoza must swallow his pride and change PSL calendar to be in line with the African Calendar
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nndwakhulusa Joined: 16 May 2017
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nndwakhulusa May 16, 2017 08:48 AM
We should take dis competition crs to boost our national team

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