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Serero A No-Show At Bafana

Thulani Serero Is A No-Show At Bafana Bafana

By Soccer Laduma - Nov 07, 2017 01:58 PM

Thulani Serero has refused to report to the South African national team camp until Head Coach Stuart Baxter and his technical team guarantees the player game-time. 

Bafana Bafana reported to camp earlier this week in dribs and drabs, with the likes of Kaizer Chiefs players and the European-based contingent reporting to camp at a later time. 

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It has since been confirmed to Soccer Laduma that Serero, who is currently plying his trade in the Dutch Eredivisie, has refused to report for Bafana camp, with sources at SAFA revealing that the reason is that the player wants to be guaranteed game-time at the national team before getting on the flight to Mzansi.

Speaking to SAFA’s Head of Communications, Dominic Chimhavi, he revealed that the technical team is extremely displeased with the response from Serero, as the Bafana squad announcement was made more than two weeks ago, enough time for the player to make this particular decision and for Head Coach Baxter to take the necessary measures. 

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“Yes it is true, he does not want to report for the Bafana Bafana camp if he is not guaranteed to play, but what has disgruntled the technical team more is that he waited until the flight ticket was booked and all expenses paid before he made this decision.

“It is childish because in most African national teams most of the players are flying from Europe to represent their countries and don’t complain. This is not the first time with Thulani Serero, he has a history of misconduct with national team coaches.

“We have asked the player to put his grievances in writing and the association will make a decision after that,” Chimhavi told the Siya crew.
 


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rowellnzama@gmail.com Joined: 16 Jul 2017
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rowellnzama@gmail.com Nov 09, 2017 09:30 AM
that why South African can go no where it because we got players who think they a bigger than the country, if he don't wanna play for Bafana bafana let him be. we got lots of under rated quality players he at home . we need a win not serero's attitude. Good luck BAFANA BAFANA.
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rowellnzama@gmail.com Joined: 16 Jul 2017
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rowellnzama@gmail.com Nov 09, 2017 09:30 AM
that why South African can go no where it because we got players who think they a bigger than the country, if he don't wanna play for Bafana bafana let him be. we got lots of under rated quality players he at home . we need a win not serero's attitude. Good luck BAFANA BAFANA.
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Realydoctor10 Joined: 18 Nov 2016
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Realydoctor10 Nov 09, 2017 01:00 AM
Pienaar is back on the field now I wonder if they can call him back to national team what will he say because he dropped to play for the squad
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Realydoctor10 Joined: 18 Nov 2016
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Realydoctor10 Nov 09, 2017 12:55 AM
Serero what must the coach do man if you don't impressed him on training just fight for yourself because tomorrow you will never want to be substituted you will tell them that you won't come because you don't play the whole 90 mn boy
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Zeeman10 Joined: 07 Aug 2011
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Zeeman10 Nov 08, 2017 08:22 PM
He did us a favour nd himself.
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Soulman Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Soulman Nov 08, 2017 01:39 PM
@skols Exactly. He won't guarantee us that. Dybala, Higuain, Aguero and many other top players sometimes spend the full 90 on the bench, but this Nonsense wants to just walk in and not work hard.
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Mak10 Nov 08, 2017 12:51 PM
@ELLIONAH23 you obviously don't follow European or Dutch football, had you done so you would've known that for a number of years prior to this one the country's sole representative in the UCL was Serero and that not only was he a part of the first team but was a star at Ajax Amsterdam. He fell out of favor after returning from injury and had already gone past Ajax's eligible playing age which is why they didn't play him, even then to prove his quality he never battled to get a team thereafter and subsequently made the Dutch team of the month last month.
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ELLIONAH23 Joined: 25 Jan 2017
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ELLIONAH23 Nov 08, 2017 11:36 AM
@Mak10 i back to differ with you. after all these years in holland what did he do? he is and never was a regular player at ajax Amsterdam. so i will rate him the same as the rest of the PLS players. the only time he played regularly is when he was with Ajax cape town. this guy is no longer the same.
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EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Nov 08, 2017 11:03 AM
Kick the spoilt brat out of our national team.He is bad news for our players and the country. He thinks that he is better than our loyal players. He can go to hell for all I care. You are where you are because of the national team you turning your back against. I hope Ntombela will do something about this idiot.
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Vusi Mdaweni Nov 08, 2017 09:42 AM
Underming his teammates wat happened to team work comrade the junior team put u where are Cream
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kzorog Joined: 13 Jan 2017
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kzorog Nov 08, 2017 09:27 AM
We need 4-5-1 formation....toho,gould,hlanti ,not sure abt ryt back...jali,mabunda,serero,zwa ne,tau n rantie
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kzorog Nov 08, 2017 09:22 AM
This guy is tired of watching ssu cows
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Madrid_Chelsea_Chiefs Nov 08, 2017 08:53 AM
It's fine, we will be fine without him
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skols Joined: 09 Apr 2017
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skols Nov 08, 2017 07:19 AM
Midfield is one department South Africa has an avalanche at so we can't cry over 1 player
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MALOSE Nov 08, 2017 07:13 AM
what has serero done for his current team guys pls , even dolly is not the same player he was when left . We more worried about goalkeeper to even think about the forever injured serero .
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skols Joined: 09 Apr 2017
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skols Nov 08, 2017 07:10 AM
If Serero talks about guarantees maybe he should also guarantee us that his inclusion will give us 2 wins against Senegal
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Mak10 Joined: 20 Aug 2014
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Mak10 Nov 08, 2017 04:34 AM
Local supporters are ever so eager to jump onto our overseas based players when something of this nature takes place forgetting the many selection horrors that have come to define Bafana. The previous coach tried to go all out "local is lekker " with his selections and look how far that got him? Let's not fool ourselves we need our European based stars honoring call ups but above all we need them on the field doing what they do best. Tau and Zwane are good but please let's not be foolish and compare them to Serero or even alude to them being on the same level if they were they'd be in Holland and he at Sundowns.
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LegendofScarra Nov 07, 2017 10:24 PM
I see some comments saying call up qalinge. Please ratties stop hyping up that boy, the past two games he's showed his inexperience in the final third with missing sitters and too many touches on the ball. Le nkwenkwe iyatatazela too much ngathi idle uqoh
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LegendofScarra Nov 07, 2017 09:31 PM
But Baxter must leave out that furman cow tjeeer that player is rubbish
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LegendofScarra Nov 07, 2017 09:30 PM
We don't need you. Msoon wakho

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