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A mixed bag of readers' letters... 11/03/04
SASoccer365 readers' views on Cape football, Glenn Hoddle as national coach, Sundowns being victimised, a message to Jabu Pule, Mitch d' Avary for national coach and more...

Cape football getting a raw deal?

Boebie Solomons once again proves that he one of most underrated astute coaches in the PSL. Gavin Hunt who is a UK educated coach was seriously embarrassed with the way his team was thrashed.

He needs to seriously consider taking one of the SAFA approved coaching courses. Well done Boebie,like Ngobenie, Pitso and other SAFA qualified coaches are making their mark at the highest level of football in South Africa.
Despite the embarrassment of not selecting Quinton and Benni for the National teams by not being prepared to come a compromise with them, Nasief Morris appears to be the latest Cape casualty when it come to National Teams.

How in heavens name can you leave out a player that is eligible to go on the field with the best players in the world.(Exactly, especially when players like Coyle and Molefe are in the team - Ed).

The plot is thickening.

Gavin Manuel

Hoddle will take our football backwards
I am very disturbed by the rumour that Glen Hoddle is the front runner for the Bafana coaching post. But with the advocate of the dull run and shoot British style football amongst the SAFA technical committee (Terry Paine) , then it should not come as a sup rise when Hoddle is appointed.

This Hoddle is the same guy who was outsmarted by Roy Barreto with supposedly better players at his disposal. This is the same guy who expects the Thwala's and Makhanya's to limit their skills and fall all over themselves in respecting some overrated, mediocre players just because they hail from Europe.

This is the very same guy who failed to make a difference to Spurs' fortune in the premiership.

This guy will only take our football backwards. We might as well appoint Roy Barreto as our national coach.It beats me how some people expect South Africans to always settle for second best.

The national team is my pride and I refuse to settle for a mediocre coach with no respect for SA football .I will draw up a petition if I have to.
Because of the racial complexities of our society we need a local coach for our football, someone who understands our different mentalities and can make the players forget that they are different.

Carlos Queiroz is a good example of a good coach who failed because he could not get the different races to pull together for a national cause.

Some mediocre local coaches (Clive Barker and Jomo Sono) achieved results because they overcame this hurdle. Now imagine what a more tactically aware local coach (Gordon Igesund) could do given half a chance. (Good point - Ed)

I also think it's an insult to ask Gordon to apply for this position. How do you expect someone with a running contract to apply for a job?

How will he explain that to Ajax? Safa must just head hunt the guy and buy out his contract.

Can someone please clarify Marcus Fallopa's contribution to our soccer so far?
On another note, it was a good omen to see Mbesuma injured after scoring his first goal for Chiefs. Nomvete scored and got injured in his first game for Chiefs but he went on to be the biggest Chiefs star of his time.

I have this feeling that Mbesuma is going to blowup. He will be so hot that defenders will have to bring cooler boxes to the stadium.

sure bafethu.

Andile Zwane

Message to Pule

Jabu, I personally like your dribbling skills, speed and determination on the field. By virtue of your position in the Naturena based club, you have become a role model.

I mean the old and young love and admire you. I can choose between the right and the wrong but for the sake of the young, can you collect your behaviour to teach them good things?

Jabu, life is not all about the dominating news with bad things, No, we won't love you for that. I know that Chiefs did you a lot of sacrifices.

As a fan-supporter of Chiefs, enough is enough. At the end, if he does not repent, history will judge him. We will know the path to the end of his shining career.

Ntlhopeng Wa Ga Dikobe (MMABATHO) 

Benni and Bhele incomparable


The 2 players are incomparable because their style of play is not the same and so the leagues they are playing but given the chance to select the squad I will first start with Benni because he is unpredictable but Nomvethe can do all the running 


M.D. Mhlanga 

Hands off Sundowns please Kaizer

Hi Editor

It may be right for the Kaizer Chiefs supremo to lambast Coach Dolezar. However I beg to differ. For how long can the injustice being meted out to Sundowns continue.

It is a very sad state of affairs. Sundowns have been labelled cry babies for just one reason. It is very clear that against certain teams in the PSL, Sundowns will always be on the receiving end.

Ask Master Ted how he lost the Rothmans Cup. Ask Tovey How his plans towards the 4th Championship title was whisked away from him by the man in black.

Ask Coach Dolezar, how a blatant, crystal clear penalty was denied to Sundowns in the Top Eight final.

Please Kaizer hands off Sundowns, the man in black have done the job for certain teams for quite a long time.

To Sundowns, keep up the good performance, and walk tall knowing that you can never and forever keep a good man
down. The Sky is the Limit.

Concerned Sundowns supporter

Mitch d' Avary for national coach

I believe that SAFA should appoint Mitch d' Avary, because he has done well here in South Africa taking the double with Cape Town Spurs and winning the Australian championship recently.

Jomo Sono is a good coach and has good relations with overseas based players but his position as club owner will always affect match selection in the Bafana team.

SAFA management should wake up and do their job. Why have the players not being paid their AFCON salaries?, this situation is unacceptable that is why most players choose to retire anyway.

We need a coach who is going to take us to the 2006 World Cup, cos this changing of coaches will have detrimental effects in the future of our football.




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Zwanes suspension reduced

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Family demons haunt Pule

SuperSport up to fifth

Hellenic earn another point

Santos slip up again

Avendale keep chasing pack at bay

Ndlela hat-trick sinks Usuthu

Conti's Olympic dream dead and buried

Preview: Jomo Cosmos v SuperSport United

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