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'Blame The PSL For The State Of Bafana'

We are at a tipping point in the story of Bafana Bafana as the fate of head coach Shakes Mashaba hangs in the balance. As we sit and reflect on what has gone wrong to get to the point where we have failed yet again to qualify for a major tournament, the supporters weigh in on how we can fix the problem.

One of our online supporters, jodika, has a thought that the "big business" nature of the league may be at the heart of Bafana Bafana's problems going forward in world football.

"Blame the PSL and not the Bafana coach or PSL coaches, blame the big-spending clubs and not their local strikers… Bafana does a lot on midfield and their defence is strong too, Khune is exceptional when he puts on the Bafana jersey, he did well in his last two games. Bafana controls the game well from the back going forward until the final third, that's when our rugby players takes over," he said.

"Who do we blame? Look at the players we have in the final third and check their stats out; how often do they even play regular football? We can cry about Erasmus but the reality is that even if he is there, we're not going to do well because the feed to him is almost non-existent.

"Look at who won the Golden Boot last year, look at the players who came closest to Collins, majority are foreigners and they are all forwards... almost every team in the PSL has one or more strikers starting games. I feel sorry for Ganda Ganda (Gabuza). We are weak but over a period of time working under coaches like Gavin, Muhsin, Pitso, Stuart, Clinton, Dan, Gordon and Serame, I'm sure we can get the balls into the back of the net.

"I think we are impatient with local strikers, hence the reason the coaches are pressurised to recruit foreign strikers."

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