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Mbalula: Bafana Bafana Must Qualify

Mbalula: Bafana Bafana Must Qualify

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Bafana Bafana has not qualified for a major international tournament since 2008, although South Africa has hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in that time period, allowing them to compete in the respective competitions.

South Africa’s Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula, has urged the national team to start qualifying for these major footballing events. The minister says that the country need to focus on its development structures, and qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

 

“Our urgent intervention to deliver this is of high importance by all of us, with the Brazil world cup taking place. Bafana Bafana and authorities must understand that there is no FIFA plan B for South Africa to host the event if Brazil is not hosting. 

 

“Like other teams, Bafana Bafana must qualify, and for this to happen, we must execute  our responsibilities for the better of this code of sport in the country.  We have started the building blocks on a positive note and can see a ray of hope looming large in the horizon. 

 

“We need to draw our lessons from this Afcon tournament as we prepare for the qualifiers of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. But we need to urgently work on an overall and comprehensive long term strategy for scientific athlete development plan. 

 

“Arising from lessons drawn from this Afcon and our assessment of the general capabilities and short-comings of our team, the Ministry of Sport and Recreation of South Africa will join hands with SAFA in addressing the areas which will help the team to qualify for world tournaments," Mbalula concluded.

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mah19780707khulani Level 1
Hi ta tshamela ko ku tsaka loko hi huma ka ti couterfinal"hay"mara ku wina cup kona do"swa tsandza

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linksa Level 1
They will qualify,they are convincing regardless their loss

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sebnzhino Level 1
We hv 2 qualify, nakanjani bt we need 2 demote sum players lyk Bongani khumalo, Katlego mphela n Thuso phala. Nxa By : Sgcobzin On : 05 February 2013 09:26 report @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@ Good point Mpofana but you missed a very good point by excluding Shabba, Parker, Majoro, Dikgacoi from your list. We need AJ15 and Mzikayise Mashaba at all costs

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ju-ju28 Level 1
Rockdriller...nyc, articulate nd sumhow valid points on another day...1st, let me applaud u my fellow bloga 4 bing innovative by looking at things in a different perspective- yes, doz r sum of da ideas dat encourage gr8 debates nd sitimulate our minds into thinking deeper...bt NO sir, im nt in agreement wit u! Cabo Verde Islands hv less ppl than doz hu reside in our kasi here in KZN- Hambanathi in Tongaat nd dey hv no proffessional lig bt they hv a STRONG SQUAD! There myt b other factors nt da ones u hv mentioned i think, sori boss...

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sebnzhino Level 1
Again the talk of development structures has been our old song since 2010 same as saying Bafana did very well since 8 nations confed cup

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soximan Level 2
wena mbalula focus on politics the problem with bafana is bigger dan doz words u kip mumbling on media almost everyday, only jesus can help dis weak bafana qualify.

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No1_Bhakajuju Level 1
oh Mr Minister ezoNonsense ngeke ziQualify... unless they call up indoda emnyama..... AJ the short 1

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diplo Level 1
@Rockdiller: You are 100% spot on, dude. Guys lets push for this as fans.

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Rockdriller Level 1
Mr Minister, you have missed the point. Our PSL League is not competitve. Since 1996 when PSL teams were reduced to 16 from 18, the standard of PSL in terms of play deterioted. To remind others, when Orlando Pirates won Champions in 1995, PSL teams were 18. When Bafana won AFCON in 1996, PSL teams were 18. Mr Minister, South Africa has a population of over 50 million. Players playing professional soccer in the PSL are less than 500 bearing in mind that we have foreigners in all PSL teams. This is working against bafana bafana. Mr Minister, if you want bafana bafana to be the world beaters, we need to increase the number of teams playing in PSL from 16 to 20. We will have a bigger pool of players who can play for our national team.

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Pacalisa Level 1
may you please get us a good coach, not GI he don't no what his doing.

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Paolo_Maldini_3 Level 1
Do u thnk so Minister?

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Vaphi Level 3
I am scared Fikile is resorting force ha ha ha this is foot ball not ANC ndoda...

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Nasir13 Level 1
Sir u have to change departments. Sport is for sportsmen, not politicians like u.

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DatBoiSeez Level 1
@kingkalaba slow down boy u r startin to phaphela us here. Whether u were a Summit club card carrying member nobody gives a sh#t so just stay in your lane you've only been here for 48 hours if I may remind u.

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Jitiboy Level 2
@Kalaba js voice ur opinion and leav us out,Yes Bafana won't qualify. King Kalaba is TheRealSamuel

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27714374149 Level 1
Now u want 2 do it by force minister lyk keita,,,,,,,,,,,,,"must",dnt 4get dat ada teams also want 2 qualify..................d point is, wat do u do 4 dem 2 qualify bcz last tym u ddnt read d simple written law went on 2 dance, dis tym u ddnt practice penalties which r also part of d game n u were xposed,so,dee must b sumting in future dat we dnt knw,mayb ply wit mali kit.................wat do u do as a commander n SUFFER 2 avoid such embarrassment................. ..Afta dat u ask us al 2 rally behind u n giv a support....................I REFUSE,BUCS I REMAIN.

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King-DK Level 1
We need results Mr, not hearts. Bafana must win games n giva us results not hearts pls.

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KingKalaba Level 1
Tsek wena Mbalula what the hell do you know By : shimlastau On : 05 February 2013 10:19 _________________________ You need anger management,tsek jou big head filled with air.

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KingKalaba Level 1
Bafana won't qualify,Gordon's ass lickers wl jump and down coz of the so long term contract bt it won't bring a change By : Jitiboy On : 05 February 2013 09:45 """"'""""""""""""""'""""" You are a disgrace to Orlando Pirates brand.shame on big water filled head.

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Ganzo juju Level 1
@vephi its politics at its best champ, soccer and politics is water n paraffin....DTC

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