Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has confirmed searching PSL squads for a defensive midfielder.
Ntseki did some analysis after a 2-0 loss to Ghana and 1-0 win over Sudan where his technical team have figured out a need for an old school ball-destroyer.
"In the midfield‚ you look at Kamo (Mokotjo) and Dean (Furman). They are two of the choices in the team‚ so let’s go and profile maybe two players who can come in.”
"Kamo at his club plays as a number eight and he is not a defensive midfielder. There are times when you need a defensive midfielder to close the game down.”
“In the PSL we are looking for natural defensive midfielders and we are profiling all the clubs - we are struggling to find those natural defensive midfielders.”
Ntseki concluded with a list of central midfielder in South Africa’s B team - players who are also not quite defensive.
"We know that in the Under-23s we have Teboho Mokoena and Sipho Mbule‚ and we have Athenkosi Dlala who is playing in the First Division. We need to look at such positions,” added Ntseki.
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