Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Steve Sekano has pinpointed quality as the key to Bafana’s problems and their failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Bafana also failed to qualify for African Cup of Nations last year, losing 2-0 to Sudan where they only needed a simple draw to see themselves in Cameroon. Not only did they fail to win, but their African dream came crashing down in astonishing fashion as they were absolutely overwhelmed by the 128th FIFA ranked country.
South African football follower’s hearts were also broken when Bafana lost 1-0 to Ghana where they were again looking for a draw to proceed to the last stage before possibly qualifying for the currently underway FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Hugo Broos and his troops’ focus is now on ensuring that we qualify for the African Cup of Nations next year in the Ivory Coast. However, Sekano has insisted that the current squad has no quality, and also believes that the Premier Soccer League clubs development departments are not doing their job properly.
“We don’t have quality players. We are struggling to get quality players. I don’t know if the problem is with in our development sides or not,” Sekano told ThisIsFootball. Africa.
“Okay, we have Themba Zwane, but how many players like him do we really have? We thought players like Thembinkosi Lorch, and others would develop and grow. But look now they have just vanished.
“I do not know if it’s about injuries or lack of discipline, I don’t know. Most of our players are not disciplined. And maybe the other problem at our teams is that we don’t play the young players. We need to give exposure to the youngsters who show real potential.
“Our players today, they don’t have passion. It’s all about money for them, it’s about how much money they earn. They aren’t concerned about who is watching or supporting them.”