In Soccer Laduma edition 876, Steven Pienaar said he has hope for Bafana Bafana’s future because more and more youth South Africans are going overseas to develop their game.
He has a point, with players like Thulani Serero and Ayanda Patosi bringing their overseas talent back to Bafana. It’s vital for Bafana to have players in the best clubs in the best leagues in the world if we ever hope to compete in tournaments like the Afcon and the World Cup.
Look at a team like Chile, who just dispatched Spain in an impressive manner. They have a tough team with passion for the game and the skill to back it up. Their World cup squad is a very healthy mix of players from Chilean clubs and players from Europe’s biggest clubs.
Schillo is absolutely right. We need more South Africans playing in Europe before we can hope for Bafana to do well, regardless of who the coach is.