South Africa fans were once again left disappointed by Bafana Bafana failing to qualify for the World Cup.
South Africa’s dream of playing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia next year were shattered when they lost 2-0 to Senegal at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Friday night.
Here’s how some fans/supporters feel about Bafana Bafana not qualifying for the World Cup:
Thapelo Katleo – Football in South Africa must be cancelled. The money wasted must just be given to President [Jacob] Zuma to extend Nkandla.
Cebo Lenkosi Phini – All due respect to Coach Stuart Baxter! He is a good coach especially in the PSL/locally, but my view is that SA need an internationally experienced foreign coach who has never coached in the PSL so that he will not have preferences, pre-favourites and who will use overseas-based players and only exceptional local players. We’ve always seen glimpses of brilliance from Bafana Bafana but it always ends up short. Yesterday we were beaten by quality of Senegalese players and tactical ability because these guys play at a higher level!
Sfiso Shayne Mokoatle – I blame SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan for this mess!!! How can he sack a coach [Shakes Mashaba] in the middle of qualifies, his hatred against Mashaba worked against thee entire nation, now we are paying the price for his mistakes or should I say for being stupid, he runs SAFA like ANC! Mxm!
Morena Tshenolo – When we don’t support them – they win. When we do support them – they lose. Maybe we (supporters) are the problem. But on the real, Stuart Baxter’s tactics (or lack thereof) are only good for our PSL. I mean, which coach in their right mind would start their must win match with Dean Furman, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Lebogang Manyama while Andile Jali, Keagan Dolly and Bradley Grobler were warming the bench.
Tshepo Stonic Mbewe – Our former Minister of Sports [Fikile Mbalula] once said Bafana Bafana are bunch of losers and yes I agree with him. We can’t always play attractive football but fail to convert our chances. Let’s face reality guys; South Africa is only good in rugby and athletics. Poor defence, substitutes made were incorrect!
Zenobia Dauds – You should cancel Bafana Bafana!!! A team can’t be that poor!!! Use the money you give Bafana Bafana players, coach, and staff to the needy… what an embarrassment!
Molefi Mokhasi – The football squad in South Africa should be scrapped, SAFA is an immense failure in all sports organizations here in our country, we can’t say we knew what the outcome would be for we were, and are always hopeful, but it seems as if we’ll always be taken for a ride. Our tears don’t always fall for nothing msunu yenu, if you not serious about taking the country’s football a step further tell us then, I know a very famous good scrap yard for your organization at large!!
Tumi Ramokgopa – South Africa wasn’t going to qualify. Its like living a life doing nothing then when you old like 72, you want to do things you could’ve done in the past but you think you have time and you can have control over everything.
Mr’Gift Semenya – The Coachisn’t the problem… South African players just don’t know soccer. They are slow… they play like that Beginner Mode in FIFA game. It’s about time we get new players… yes Itumeleng Khune and Siphiwe Tshabalala and Dean Furman have experience but whenever they play we never win.
Trevor Matthew Warman – We have all the skills in the world but we need to teach our kids from school level to be hungry for goals, to be hungry to win, not just who can dribble the best… but who can put the ball in the net. PSL best strikers are always foreigners, we need South African goal scorers.
Kat Mbhele – The problem in South Africa when it comes to football – is that Bafana Bafana is not well managed, firstly in the past we were winning and qualify for tournaments and do well. First we need to develop players to play international football, secondly we need the same players to play for the national team just like Stuart Baker’s team, today they change players now and then, how are we going to win National team is not a club. Thirdly we need local coach who will understand players.