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Doctor Khumalo: How Do You Point A Finger At The Coach For That?

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By Soccer Laduma - Jun 08, 2018 01:08 PM

Bafana Bafana’s hopes of winning the COSAFA Cup came to an abrupt end when Stuart Baxter’s charges disappointedly lost in a penalty shootout against Madagascar.

The boys took to their quarter-final encounter with a squad of players where some were in line to receive their first caps for the national team. There seemed to be much promise with the team that had been selected, however, after a 0-0 scoreline and with the game eventually going into a penalty shootout, Bafana lost 4-3.

SportPesa ambassador and Mzansi legend, Doctor Khumalo spoke from the heart on the performance of the team and pointed out a number of factors that the players need to adhere to.

“We know what it takes to don that Bafana jersey and we’ve had teams representing us in the CAF club competitions and we expect much better from our national team.

“I mean, if you look at our penalties and how casual some of them were taken.

“How do you point a finger at the coach for that?

“You just can’t and it is up to the individual player to go back to the drawing board, regroup and understand that such mistakes cost the country.”

In this week’s SportPesa Club House, Khumalo goes on to talk about how our players need to realise the responsibility that comes with representing your call-up as well as your country.

To read the full story, get yourself a copy of this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue 1076 and check out Doc’s column brought you by SportPesa!  

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KhothaKhosi Joined: 15 Feb 2018
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KhothaKhosi Jun 08, 2018 02:20 PM
Sign is not a professional player yet. He will learn a lot this season playing for the first team in Portugal. His mentality is very weak, hence he took a penalty like a girl would.
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no1coachkm Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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no1coachkm Jun 08, 2018 01:43 PM
Cheap talk Doc. "Die on the field, understand the responsibility, respect the jersey"! Those are all primary school rhetoric. Pick or groom better players, uplift the coaching standards and make sure your team is better than those they compete against. Simple like ABC.

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