Igesund to choose SA captain

2012-07-21 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Gordon Igesund said he will speak to present Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar before deciding who to name as skipper for the nations upcoming matches and the 2013 African Nations Cup.

Pienaar’s performances while wearing the captain’s armband have been less than inspiring, leading Igesund to consider a new name ahead of his first test as national boss, against Brazil.

Igesund made known he was considering a number of candidates last week including centre back Morgan Gould before back-tracking with the assertion that “at this moment, Steven Pienaar is the Bafana captain”.

Igesund said: “What I want to do before stating categorically who will lead the team on the pitch before the next game against Brazil is to have a long chat with Steven.

“You know some players revel in the role while others are happier concentrating on their individual performance as far as helping the team is concerned.”

Igesund revealed that he intends travelling as far and wide to asses all the potential SA players.

“I’m hoping to hold discussions with every overseas-based player who is on my list as a potential South African representative, their club managers and their agents.

“In this way I will have a clearer picture of the talent at my disposal and know how to blend the overseas-based players with the local products in the PSL,” he said.

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