Igesund changes tune and turns back on rookies
BAFANA Bafana’s Tuesday night shock 2-1 defeat to Zimbabwe, which led to under-fire coach Gordon Igesund labelling the performance as "disjointed" and of a "low level", has sent his plans into disarray by leaving no room for experiments. The national team mentor has now vowed to only call up the big guns, backtracking on his promise to take risks with new players. Igesund slated his local players for a poor performance and had harsh words for the inexperienced squad members.
In the build-up to the clash against the Warriors of Zimbabwe, Igesund had said he was ready to "produce future champions" by fielding what would possibly be the new Bafana as he looked to build for upcoming tournaments. But having seen his players struggle against Zimbabwe, who fielded the bulk of their South African-based stars including goalscorers Knowledge Musona and Cuthbert Malajila, the Bafana coach has backpedalled.
"I will tell you what I am going to do from now on," Igesund said. He said in his postmatch comments that he felt sorry for some of the players he fielded against Zimbabwe.
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