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Agent Questions Bafana Squad Selection As Sundowns Defender Left Out

Agent Questions Bafana Squad Selection As Sundowns Defender Left Out

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 03, 2017 05:01 PM

Wayne Arendse’s representative has questioned the Bafana Bafana team selection after the Mamelodi Sundowns defender was once again overlooked for a national team call-up.

The 32-year-old Cape Town-born defender recently added two sets of continental medals to his cabinet, clinching the CAF Champions League and CAF Super Cup trophies with Masandawana, and not forgetting the experience he gained by playing in the FIFA Club World Cup which took place in Japan last year.

Read more: Sundowns Injury Concerns Deepen

Arendse’s representative, Ashley Rasool, believes that the CAF Champions League winner was overlooked by Stuart Baxter in the latest squad announced by the Englishman. 

The Bafana mentor was recently forced to make two centre back changes to his initial squad, after Erick Mathoho and Thulani Hlatshwayo had to be withdrawn due to injury.

Subsequently, Cape Town City’s Robyn Johannes and Sundowns’ Motjeka Madisha were called up to replace the injured duo, with Head Coach Baxter once again overlooking Arendse. 

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Speaking to the Siya crew, Rasool has questioned the national team's selection criteria. “Look, I’m tasked to handle the affairs of my client and his career...this includes asking the question as to why are his noteworthy performances going unnoticed by the national team. I think respectfully this is a valid question which does not necessarily require justification by the powers that be but I’m within my right to pose it nonetheless,” Rasool told Soccer Laduma.

“League Champion, African Champion, Voted top three defenders in Africa by CAF for his exploits in Africa yet continuously overlooked so naturally I’m perturbed by the selection criteria. This is more disturbing given the fact that central defence in the national team is currently under strain. I find it odd,” he added. 


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DopeZN Joined: 22 Jan 2014
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DopeZN Oct 04, 2017 03:28 PM
@magents02 if you have noticed, Wayne is always coming back from injury when Bafana is about to play. He just returned from the long lay-off and if know him as well as you all claim you'd have noticed that the guy is a bit slow when just recovered from his injuries. He's a great defender when fully fit. Now he ain't.
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DopeZN Oct 04, 2017 03:23 PM
@TMAN-B agents just need to stick to what they hired for.
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DopeZN Oct 04, 2017 03:21 PM
Sir Baxter is the coach and he knows what he wants to get from the players he selects. bickering about non-selected players is just a waste of time and energy. Shabba is on fire but he ain't there. Let the coach be the coach and agents need to stop trying to influence player selection coz when their players cost us they disappear. Ronwen Williams' agent did the same and each time the boy got a chance he killed us.
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dlaisa charles Oct 04, 2017 12:48 PM
IS THIS AGENT TRYING TO SHOW BAXTER HOW TO DO HIS JOB, EVEN SHABBA IS ON A FINE PERFORMANCE BUT HE IS NT SELECTED SO WHT
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Vhivha Oct 04, 2017 10:11 AM
Mzantsi Player Agents are the culprits that have killed BB performances. They override coaches selection decisions and have powers to force SAFA in considering their registered players. Wayne Arendse shame is a donkey!
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TMAN-B Oct 04, 2017 10:06 AM
he is a good defender, but I still belive glyton daniels is a safe bet.....arendse is 32 aqnd just came off a long injury, or did the agent forgot to metion that.....in any event tshabalala is old as well and has been on top form, can we argue he be selected aswell....what about musa bilankulu for arrows or Paulus masehe this are players that are always on form but they cant make it into bafana, so please editor and your agent friend don't patronise us please
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LG_Ntlaka_Radebe Oct 04, 2017 09:50 AM
That's why they will lost forever
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Oct 04, 2017 09:28 AM
Ok keep talking
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kwaa Joined: 16 Aug 2016
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kwaa Oct 04, 2017 09:16 AM
Good Point, best defender in the PSL. height and experience, he can complete
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Banda.com Oct 04, 2017 08:58 AM
@creign baxteena job is already on the line if u know safa
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Banda.com Oct 04, 2017 08:54 AM
Mr agent you right he is better than those 2 donkeys they select
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luckymuthelo Oct 04, 2017 08:42 AM
Its better if the squad is selected by you agents bcz u want to force your players into the National team.
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Khosification Amu86 Oct 04, 2017 08:38 AM
Stupid agent, How many games did he play in the last six month, Not everyone is like Khune in South Africa who can come from injury and straight to the starting 11
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nhlekoraymond Oct 04, 2017 08:08 AM
So Mr Agent,tell me you want to turn bafana bafana to yellow nation now?Just usking nje
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magents02 Oct 04, 2017 07:52 AM
He is overlooked always
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Bojanesm Joined: 16 May 2013
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Bojanesm Oct 04, 2017 07:21 AM
no offense guys: for me he is not squad material just like others who have bn selected using this kind of agenda raised by agents.
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Hector thee buccaneer Oct 04, 2017 06:44 AM
he is Not fit klaar
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masuv Joined: 21 Apr 2012
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masuv Oct 04, 2017 05:36 AM
@old dog .Please justify that point and give examples
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CREIGN Joined: 17 Mar 2015
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CREIGN Oct 04, 2017 05:22 AM
I love Wayne, but he just came back from a long lay-off injury. We can't really expect Baxteena to risk his job with unfit players. KBY
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tkwale01@gmail.com Oct 03, 2017 11:39 PM
I agree my agent Wayne z much better than Klytin Daniels and Morgen Gould

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