Slimkat ready for a rethink
MOENEEB Josephs says he is prepared to talk to new Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund, who wants the Orlando Pirates goalkeeper to reconsider his retirement from international football.
At the time, the South African Football Association said Josephs was withdrawing from the squad for personal reasons and wanted to meet then-coach Pitso Mosimane to explain why.
Mosimane retorted by insisting Josephs write a letter first explaining the reasons before any meeting could be arranged. Now Josephs says he would be happy to have a sit-down with Mosimane's replacement Igesund, who has taken over in charge of the national team.
"I have played under him before (at Ajax Cape Town), so I know what he is capable of achieving. If he says he sees a role for me, I'd like to talk to him about it," Josephs said.
It is no secret that over the years Josephs has been frustrated by his lack of playing time with the national team, as he has mostly been chosen as a back-up to Itumeleng Khune.
He had previously said he accepted his role as No2 but felt there were opportunities to give him more game time, particularly in friendly internationals, but that did not materialise.
The goalkeeper's commitments with the national team have also led to him postponing wedding plans three times.
Josephs, now 32 and about to embark on his 16th season in the Premier Soccer League, made his national team debut in 2003 and last played in a friendly against Zimbabwe in November last year.
The shot-stopper has won 22 caps.