Mbalula continues to condemn Bafana Bafana.
Minister of sports and culture Fikile Mbalula continued to condemn Bafana Bafana this week after they were knocked out from CHAN 2014 by Nigeria in the group stages of the competitions. Gordon Igesund responded to the defeat by saying that “ Bafana Bafana were out muscled by the super eagles”. The crushing out of Bafana Bafana from a major tournament has left Mbalula outrageous about the team performance which had to win in order to progress to the quarterfinals of CHAN 2014. In a video posted on ENCA website the Minister said “ even if Bafana Bafana were playing in presence of the late Madiba they would not win and that Madiba magic would not even work on that day as they play with no mentality to win or the pride of playing for their nation. He further pointed out that, even Jordan the SAFA president was to be made their coach they would not even win and he went on to say, the nation have to forget about this generation of Bafana Bafana.”
However in the video he mainly criticised Moneb Josephs who came in for the injured Bafana Bafana captain Itumuleng Khune that he lettered down Bafana Bafana a spot in the quarter finals of the competition with his second goal plunder. This comments from the minister where long coming since after 2010 world cup which was held in the country Bafana Bafana have never achieved something major and made the nation proud. Last year Bafana Bafana failed to qualifier for the world cup finals to be held in Brazil after they were booted out in the group stages by Ethiopia. The big question remains is Bafana Bafana on a down spiral or Mbalula took the matter to personal about Bafana Bafana performance this week.
By Edwin Mutubuki