"Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has hatched a plan to save the junior international players in the country.
According to Igesund, South Africa is shooting itself in the foot by failing to ensure that junior internationals progress to the senior team and that is where he plans to come in: to stop the rot."
“So we must nurture these players. The Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 coaches will play the same way as the senior team so we can have an identity. So that’s our master plan going forward,” Igesund adds
Do you think there's a plan indeed or just GI talking the talk as usual? i have reservations here and i'm not convinced the plan will work. make no mistake, its not a bad plan at all and he is not the first coach to raise this point. but my reasons for doubting this plan are
1. Who will come up with the style of play he is talking about? him or SAFA or the new Development agency that is said to have a 20 years plan or something like that?
2. Will Shakes Mashaba agree to be dictated to by Gordon if the plan comes from him alone and wants to force them to use it
3. Does this plan exists and who approved it. will GI be even talking about such ambitious plans when he has a 2 year contract?
we need Mellisa Reddy to come and explain as she seem to have clues of what GI is up too.
Mkhulu, the same ICOWsund used to coach PSL teams, did he bother playing this under20's he is talking about? there's only one way to develop a top player and that is to have them playing to flight football week in and week out, anything other than that is just myopic wishes.
True, like i said, he should play a player because he is capable and not because of his age. i made mention earlier somewhere that IMO, Williams is much better than Sandilands and for him to not be selected because he is a "youngster" is not on. GI is on record as saying he wants to gradually bring Williams into the team because "he is still young", my question then is, what has that got to do with his ability? its GI who said he can not select players based on age and i'm saying that is wrong!
Go home wena...its friday
What difference would my going home make wena son? i can still post and comment from home, i don't just do this because i'm abusing employers resources like you son, ungazobheda la......hehehehheeh
For as long as he does not play them, then it is only a pipe dream.
hehehehehehe GI wants to prolong his term!!!
Every Coach has a plan. Carlos Quiroz had a plan, Carlos Alberto Parreira had a plan even Ted Dimitru had a plan but i dont remember seeing these plans in execution. All of them were good plans if u take your time and go through them but one wonders why they never come to be executed.