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Is This Why Bafana Can’t Stand Tall?

Could a lack of physicality be a problem for the current Bafana Bafana outfit? Today the Fan Park crew will compare the heights of a current Bafana squad and compare it to a 1998 squad, who were physically imposing.

1998 Squad 

Andre Arendse (1.91m)

Sizwe Motaung (1.82m)

Mark Fish (1.87m)

Neil Tovey (1.81m)

Lucas Radebe (1.86m)

Linda Buthalezi (1.80m)

Doctor Khumalo (1.82m)

John Moshoeu (1.77m)

Eric Tinkler (1.88m)

Shaun Bartlett (1.85m)

Philemon Masinga (1.93m)

Average Height  - 1.85m


Current Squad

Itumeleng Khune (1.81m)

Anele Ngcongca (1.89)

Thulani Hlatshwayo (1.89m)

Rivaldo Coetzee (1.79m)

Thabo Matlaba (1.69m)

Andile Jali (1.72 m)

Dean Furman (1.83m)

Thuso Phala (1.70m)

Oupa Manyisa (1.63m)

Tokelo Rantie (1.72m)

Sibusiso Vilakazi (1.70m)

Average height - 1.75m

Do you think a lack of physicality is a problem in the national team?


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