We cannot blame the absent Bafana players if they have lost passion when it comes to playing for their country. It's an honour, of course, but the pride has diminished because of how the level of football has deteriorated in this country.
It has been reported that SAFA will look into this matter, especially when it came to players pulling out of the initial setup.
Punishing them won’t make the current situation better.
SAFA should leave the players alone and move forward with the players who want to play.