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A ‘Travesty’ – Fans Outraged Following Lakay’s Bafana Omission

With Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos recently naming a provisional squad for the national team’s upcoming World Cup qualifier, fans have made their voices heard over the exclusion of Mamelodi Sundowns star, Lyle Lakay. Check it out!  

To see images of Lakay, scroll through the gallery above

What’s the story?

After managing to overcome Ghana in their most recent 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier, South Africa will now shift their attention to Ethiopia as Broos recently named his provisional squad.

While the previous team was deemed to be a youthful side, Broos has decided to add a few more experienced campaigners to the side in the likes of Sifiso Hlanti and Mosa Lebusa.

  

Left-Back Left Out

As expected, fans weighed in on the team’s selection with many leaning toward the topic of Lakay being excluded from the squad. The Downs star has built a reputation for himself as being one of the best left-backs in the country, however, he is yet to establish himself as a Bafana regular.

The dialogue on social media is that Lakay has done everything he could at the club level and warrants a call up to the national team, given his contributions both in defence and going forward.

  

Goal Contribution

In six appearances this season, Lakay already managed to make two assists, while in the 2020/21 season, he recorded a total of 13 goal contributions in 38 games.

His impressive statistics as a left-back has not gone unnoticed by supporters with many taking to social media recently in mentioning that he deserves a call up to the Bafana squad.

Here are some of the reactions:

To see images of Lakay, scroll through the gallery above

Have your say…

Do you think Lakay should be in the national team fold?

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