Bafana Bafana’s most venerated coach Clive Barker has a simple tip for Molefi Ntseki.
The 75-year-old Barker has simply told Ntseki to allow South Africa to play with no restrictions and be able to move easily.
Barker earned his iconic status in 1996. It is where the Durbanite led Bafana to their maiden AFCON championship on home soil. The charismatic Barker later qualified South Africa to its first ever FIFA World Cup at France 1998.
However, Barker’s legacy has since been a steady downward spiral as far as Bafana’s success.
"Molefi needs to get his team playing with freedom. He must let them have a full go, he must let them express themselves, Barker told IOL.
"It is part and parcel of the game. We like the flair. We like controlling our destiny.”
"I think it is very important that we play ‘off-the-cuff’. If we play like that, we will win a lot of things."
The now 75-year-old Barker feels Bafana can return to the glory days and get back being one of the leading sides on the continent.
“We are capable of going back to dizzy heights. I've stayed out of the selection of coaches in the last couple of years because I know how difficult it is," Barker added.
"There’s definitely a huge room for improvement. We've got to be a successful football nation,” concluded Barker.
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