Bafana Bafana's AFCON 2017 qualification hopes are quite dim after losing 3-1 to Mauritania on Saturday night. The loss was South Africa's first AFCON qualifier loss since September 2011.
John spoke to Former Bafana Bafana striker and soccer commentator, Marks Maponyane about this poor performance.
Maponyane said that he felt was strong initially, however when they started performance (or not performing), he realised that the team was bad at the back, mid-field and front. He said that one of attributes for the poor performance could be that a lot of the players that were added to the team had not played in a while. He also notes that there doesn't seem to be a plan B, when the first selection is not working.
For the first time I must admit we may not be qualifying. We're not good enough.— Marks Maponyane, Former Bafana Bafana striker and soccer commentator
Below is some commentary from listeners on Twitter:
@702JohnRobbie @Radio702 the PSL is a weak league and from that we will have a weak national team...— Authentic King (@therealkingSA) September 7, 2015
@702JohnRobbie @Radio702 we need to get a new coach. Shakes Mashaba is too stubborn.— BNS (@ntoriwegame) September 7, 2015
@702JohnRobbie The #BafanaBafana team needs to be made up of grown men that can kick a ball. Now just a bunch of overpaid spoilt brats.— Niren (@Niren_) September 7, 2015
It seems to be more important to pick a politically correct team in SA rather than a team that wins @702JohnRobbie #Bafana— WTF - Kaif Actor (@Seriously_WTFK_) September 7, 2015
@702JohnRobbie Eradicate all foreign influences in our football. Immediate implementation of the SA football philosophy at all levels!— KB (@KabeloMokoena2) September 7, 2015