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Bafana To Lose Retsos After Greek Squad Named

Bafana Target, Panagiotis Retsos, Is Expected To Make His Greek Debut Shortly

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 28, 2017 10:10 AM
Bafana Bafana look unlikely to secure the allegiance of the talented young defender, Panagiotis Retsos, with the teenager being called up to the latest Greek squad.
 
 
South African national team coach, Stuart Baxter, recently confirmed that he was trying to persuade the 19-year-old to play for Bafana going forward given the fact that he was born in Johannesburg, however, did explain that it would be a big ask.
 
Retsos has represented Greece at several youth levels over the past few years and while he was born in Mzansi it is thought that his allegiances are with the Greek side having spent the majority of his life there. 
 
 
The Olympiacos defender, who has been heavily linked with Bayer Leverkusen this transfer window, has been named to the senior national team before, however, didn’t make his debut, leaving him open to change nationalities at this point.
 
Although should – as expected – Retsos feature against Estonia or Belgium in the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers, then SAFA will have to officially scratch him off their watchlist. 
 

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Glamour boys akaKhosination Joined: 17 Sep 2016
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Aug 30, 2017 07:29 AM
Baxter made mini Chiefs at SSU and now he is making mini SSU at Bafana Bafana. I am still shocked that he called Riyaad Pieterse ahead of Mbongeni Gumede. Now it is Daniels ahead of Madisha.
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Zingisa1 Aug 29, 2017 06:11 PM
We don't have shortage of defenders. SAFA may only target strikers.
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HERO THE GENERAL 8 Aug 29, 2017 02:46 PM
another Pierre Issa or Nunes who they claimed to be gud bt nothing was special ,we as Mzansii don't hv luck to get productive players frm outside so we rather stick to cows
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SyaBe Aug 29, 2017 06:44 AM
Owakuphi asimazi nje thina
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discover Aug 28, 2017 01:52 PM
Mxm
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MOKOKOTLO Aug 28, 2017 01:42 PM
@Myaka weliPhefeni not necessarily sir, only if he plays then he is a greece player and cannot represent two countries
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Binda_Bucks1 Aug 28, 2017 01:08 PM
Hmm but lento yabheda owethu lomjita mlandeni bring back our boys ngeke skhathele france the whole national team belongs to africa
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NKANYISO THEO Aug 28, 2017 12:59 PM
Can't blame him....
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Sluu Aug 28, 2017 12:59 PM
If he wanted to play for us then he would'nt have honoured the call up,so Baxter and SAFA should stop daydreaming.
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Kumkani_The_King Aug 28, 2017 12:45 PM
We've got enough defenders already.I would have been upset if this boy was as an attacking player.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 28, 2017 12:36 PM
Baxter mst forget abt him bcz already got callup by Greece
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tiyiselaM Aug 28, 2017 12:35 PM
U dyiwini mufana loyi.
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Celtic-man Aug 28, 2017 11:26 AM
Palooka
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shashisto Aug 28, 2017 11:19 AM
Comeback home boy
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CRAZY BONES MOTHULA P Aug 28, 2017 11:18 AM
Madisha??? Hell no he fail to prevent Ramagalela & Rusike to score against Dunusile
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Mr Gentleman Aug 28, 2017 11:14 AM
Indaba yabantu abafuna uncengwa
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NTSET Aug 28, 2017 11:10 AM
we have Madisha , why not give him a chance,, This Panagiotis Retsos is unknown to many of us, He might cost a game like Pierre ISSA
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Reggie o yellow Aug 28, 2017 10:51 AM
give Madisha the call up to learn more about the national team instead of chasing players who don't want to be part of Bafana
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sandile0813 Aug 28, 2017 10:45 AM
only if he was a striker ya but defender if fine akahambe
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Mtwesi Aug 28, 2017 10:41 AM
Let him play for Greece if he wants to.

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