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'I Feel Sorry For Any Bafana Coach'

Another international fixture and another goalless occasion for Bafana Bafana. Many who watched Tuesday night's game will find few faults in the build-up of play, and the boys looked hungry – until they got into the danger zone, that is. Perhaps this is not the team's fault, maybe it is not Shakes Mashaba's fault, maybe it is not even the strikers' fault. Could it be the PSL's fault?

This was the view of one of our readers, Anthony Ndou Wa Simutha, who pointed out something very interesting:

· Chiefs main striker = Togolese

· Pirates main striker = Zimbabwean

· Sundowns' two main goalscorers = Colombian and Zimbabwean

· Black Aces' main goalscorer = Zambian

· Maritzburg United's main goalscorer = Zimbabwean

· Free State Stars' main goalscorer = Belgian

· Jomo Cosmos' main goalscorer = Zimbabwean

· SuperSport United's main striker = New Zealander

· Bidvest Wits' main goalscorer = English

"I feel sorry for any Bafana coach," Anthony added.

"The only main strikers from the top league for him to select are Ndumiso Mabena (Platinum Stars) and Prince Nxumalo (Ajax Cape Town)…. Eish!"

So, is it the structure of the teams that is the issue? Is the problem rather not that we do not want to score goals, but that we do not have the strikers to do so?

Some of our other readers shared and expanded on this view:

"Take a guy like Brockie, he was a non-entity in his country, comes to South Africa and finds scoring an effortless exercise." – TBS

"All teams, including Bafana, should have a strikers coach as part of their technical team." – Leon Kees.

What is the way to fix this? Where have South African strikers gone? We produce plenty of footballers but very few strikers, why?


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