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Parreira's selection will cost us big time

By unknown | Jun 04, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

SCORING 32 goals for your country is not child's play and it hurts when your efforts are taken for granted.

How does Carlos Alberto Parreira justify omitting Benedict McCarthy from the 23-man squad to represent the country?

I overheard him talking about physical condition before handing over to Pitso Mosimane to announce the team. If it were really a matter of physical shape, Kagisho Dikgacoi would never have taken part in the recent Fifa Confederation Cup because he was out of shape, unfit and fat.

Aaron Mokoena continued wearing an armband while warming the bench at Blackburn Rovers, but no questions were raised about his lack of game time.

I'm not saying McCarthy is the missing link in the team because I know the team can perform tremendously well without his big back on the pitch, but I believe the coach was ill-advised about the final selection. How on earth can he select only three strikers for a World Cup? And none except Siyabonga Nomvete has enough international experience. Also, we don't have a box man-target man. We are also the only team with three strikers.

If not Benni, we need Nkosinathi Nhleko or Nathan Paulse or Glen Salmon as target man. Scoring penalties against the weakest opposition doesn't mean Katlego Mphela is a target man .

I was puzzled by the inclusion of Captain Aaron Mokoena, who led Portsmouth to the lower league in England. He would not have earned a single cap had he been a Brazilian player.

Parreira and his technical team should be held liable for Bafana's early exit, only if we fail to progress beyond group stages.

Rector Vukeya, Phalaborwa


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