“The Team Selection Was Poor”- Bafana Fans

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Bafana Bafana earned a hard-fought 2-0 victory against São Tomé and Príncipe on Friday 13 November at the Moses Mabhida Stadium to move to six points in Group C of the AFCON Qualifiers, but their performance was cause for concern among supporters, who expected the national team to make easy work of their lowly opposition. Percy Tau & Bongani Zungu scored to secure the win for Bafana but Coach Molefi Ntseki came under fire after the match due to his team selection, which saw Rangers-star Zungu start the match on the bench, and Chiefs midfielder Lebogang Manyama play in a more advanced forward position.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “Fan Reaction Show”, supporters criticise Ntseki for his lack of faith in highly-rated Zungu, who showed flashes of brilliance after coming off the bench and secured the victory with an excellent second-half header. Questions were also raised about the choice of formation, lack of attacking threat and poor first-half display. After a little over a year which has also been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are already calls for the coach’s dismissal, and he’ll be hoping to solidify Bafana’s spot in the delayed Cameroon edition of AFCON sooner rather than later.

To listen to the full debate on the Fan Reaction Show, click on the podcast player above or find it on your favourite podcast player.

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