Following a 2-0 loss and 1-0 win in the opening AFCON 2021 qualifiers, Bafana Bafana coach Ntseki has declared a glaring stiker issue.
Ntseki has now openly confirmed that he is set to fly out to England for a certain Tom Barkhuizen.The 26-year-old striker plays his football for Preston North End in the English lower division and has a South African-born grandfather.
“We have a concern with the strikers‚ so I will use this break to go to England to speak to Tom Barkhuizen‚ his club and his family,” Ntseki told TimesLIVE.
"We are happy with his profiling and we want to see if he can get a SA passport and be able to come in.”
Barkhuizen is currently on seven goals and two assists in 17 games, and Ntseki further adds that he has become an option after doing a technical team analysis.
“We had a technical meeting where we discussed the team and (player) profiling. And part of the things that we discussed were that we need to have players who can come to the team and help the current players.”
“In the attacking force we have Bradley Grobler who is scoring for SuperSport United and we need to get somebody else,” added the former SA U17 coach.
Bafana’s next AFCON 2021 qualifier will be on August 31 next year against Sao Tome & Principe.