Bafana Bafana Head coach Molefi Ntseki says he and national team Doctor Dr Thulani Ngwenya have been warmly received by Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs on their venture to build relations.
Ntseki is in Limpopo this week visiting the three PSL sides. He has already seen Polokwane City and Black Leopards on Wednesday and Thursday respectively and will be with Baroka on Friday.
In the audio below, Ntseki says it is important for him to forge relationships with all stakeholders for the benefit of the senior national men’s team.
The coach emphasises that the attitude of the players towards the training sessions, the coach and their teammates is one of his deal-breakers when making selections.
In the audio below, Ntseki says he also wants to widen the pool of selection even with players that are with struggling sides.
Ntseki says he is reporting back to his principals next week Monday before announcing the squad to play Sao Tome e Principe for the 2021 AFCON qualifier on Thursday.
In the audio below, the former national U17 coach says he is yet to finalise his Bafana technical team saying he is happy with what he has now but wants to reinforce.
Ntseki has also warned those thinking South Africa has an edge over neighbours Zimbabwe when the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers start.
Bafana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Ghana are in qualifying group G for Qatar. Zimbabwe have been forced to look for venues outside their country after theirs were deemed to not satisfy CAF and FIFA standards.
In the audio below, Ntseki says home ground advantage does not influence results that much anymore.
– Report by Lethabo Kganyago