Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has outlined what he beliefs are the key problems facing Bafana Bafana.
The reigning coach of the season and CAF 2016 Champions League winner has entered the conversation that has sparked after Bafana’s quarter-finals exit at AFCON 2019.
The former Bafana coach believes patience is a missing factor regarding South Africa’s coaching past and future. “I don’t know if my country has patience,” Mosimane told The Citizen.
“We have to be patient and if we do things with Bafana people say you are buying time because the results have not come. But you cannot get it right in one day. Look how long it took Mauritania, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Madagascar,” Mosimane added.
The man known as ‘Jingles’ took the time to remind everyone that SA is still lacking enough players in the world’s top leagues.
“Look at where our players are playing. We don’t have a player in the Serie A, no player in La Liga, we only have one player in the English second division, Kamohelo Mokotjo. We don’t have a player in the Bundesliga… you see what I am trying to say?” he added.
“We think we are at the same level as Brazil but we are not, let’s be honest and let’s face it. Maybe that is where we are and if we accept where we are, we can only improve but if we have a challenge of accepting who we are and where we are, and we think we are where we want to be, it is unfair to the country. It raises unrealistic hopes and the next thing it becomes a problem,” concluded Mosimane.