Bafana Bafana's chances of reaching the knockout phase at Africa Cup of Nations are hanging by a thread.
Morocco beat Bafana Bafana 1-0 to top the group with nine points.
As the heartbreak continues for sports lovers, many took to social media and renamed the team to Mabena Mabena. Mabena is a member of the South African National Defence Force now famous after a couple of videos of him being criticised for being lazy went viral.
702 listeners on the Eusebius McKaiser show expressed their disappointment and blamed the technical team, players and the coach for the disappointing performance.
Maybe we need to start looking beyond ordinary reasons as to why our players are not doing well. We do have the players that can do the job but, interestingly, all these patterns of these failures are particularly in games that matter the most. When the stakes are very high we crack and never show up.— Lungi, Caller
Is South Africa a football nation? Maybe we should just accept that and move on. If Bafana Bafana was a human being, it would have a pair of left feet.— Eusebius McKaiser, Show host
Aubrey says politics has entered the beautiful game.
We have very good guys, we just need someone to commit them to do good. Politics is entering into our football.— Aubrey, Caller
They lack that thing. They showed no interest to win that game. For the past 10 years, Jordaan has been at the helm and we have not won anything. We have done very bad under Danny Jordaan.— Karabo, Caller
We are not a football nation. We are like a singing nation. I don't think we are a football playing nation.— Nick, Caller
South Africa is a football-loving nation; the problem is that we have talented players but they are poor. The selection process is a problem. You have to pay to be selected.— Manfred, Caller
There is a lot of corruption in the country, especially in football. Our football agents are holding our football teams in their hands. Players who don't have agents don't make it anywhere.— Mandisi, Caller
Listen to the full open line here:
@Eusebius South Africa's so-called big clubs do not seem to have proper youth development programmes. Which young top players have recently come thru Orlando Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs? The PSL and SAFA seem to be focused on grabbing cash and investing zilch.— JBKB (@JBKB2) July 2, 2019
@Eusebius one of the problems is that there is no grassroots development in SA. Like with cricket, it’s about being a private-school boys or in the right place at the right time. We are overlooking a country of talent. And #SAFA doesn’t help. It’s an old boys club.— Yuri Ramkissoon (@YRamkissoon) July 2, 2019
@Eusebius you are breaking the callers’ hearts abuti. People want a winning soccer team, they want to keep believing their false hope that Mabena Mabena will win 😭💦— Lerato Mogoatlhe (@MadamAfrika) July 2, 2019
What’s sad @Eusebius is that those Sandton schools have proper infrastructure. Whether we like it or not; infrastructure is very important for development.— Thabo Moroke (@thabo_moroke) July 2, 2019
@Eusebius from ranking spot 17 in the mid 90's to 72 in 2019. Cant qualify for World Cups unless we hosts.Only host team in World Cup history to be knocked out in the group stage. We're def. not a football playing nation.PS-some of our prev. coaches have done great things since— Clayton (@I_Am_Clayts) July 2, 2019
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