South African manager Gordon Igesund has said that he never refused to play at the Cosafa Cup, but he has refused to play a weakened team at this tournament. Officials from the South African Premier league and the football Association of the country will be meeting in order to decide on the players being released for this tournament.
It is understood that the Premier league clubs are not willing to allow their players to join up for the national team.
Cape Town has been proven to be a difficult place for South Africa, as the team has managed three consecutive defeats in the matches staged at this city.
South Africa were expected to do well at the 2013 African cup of nations due to the home advantage, but they crashed out of the tournament in the quarter-final stage itself. The national team, though, was slightly unlucky due to the fact that they had to exit the tournament after their defeat in the quarter-finals against Mali on penalties.
After the exit, the manager Gordon Igesund said that he is extremely proud of his players and they have made an incredible amount of progress since the World Cup. Igesund has been the manager of the national team for the last seven months now.
South Africa will be playing at home for the 2013 African cup of nations, but the manager of the national team – Gordon Igesund – is not entirely confident that his team will have the best support at this tournament.
The South African national team manager Gordon Igesund has said that the team will be playing in three important friendly matches against Zambia, Norway, and Algeria as preparation for the 2013 African cup of nations. The African cup of nations will be held in South Africa, thus giving the nation an ideal opportunity to win this tournament.
The first match for the nation will be against Cape Verde Islands. Gordon Igesund has said that he has not been trying out new formations and styles with the team, but has been just looking at the players for this competition.
The South African National football team manager Gordon Igesund has said that he will not be trying to persuade the Norwich city defender Andrew Surman anymore after the 26-year-old apparently rejected the opportunity to play for the Bafana Bafana.
The South African national team manager Gordon Igesund has said that he is extremely confident that his team will be able to dominate the African cup of nations that will be held in January this year.
The South African national team manager Gordon Igesund has said that he is extremely surprised at the quality of the overseas players of the South African national team. A number of the South African players have started moving to overseas clubs in recent seasons.
The South African national team will be playing a friendly match against five-time world champion Brazil. The South African Football Association confirmed this news at a recent press conference.
Orlando Pirates striker Benni McCarthy's brace in the match against Golden Arrows proved that he still has a lot to offer at the top level of the game and also it showed the South African national team manager that he was wrong to leave him out of the World Cup 2014 qualifiers squad.