Serero could still feature for Bafana

2013-09-11 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says midfielder Thulani Serero would still be considered for the national team in future despite last week’s disciplinary saga.

Serero was dismissed from the Bafana camp on Friday night ahead of their 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifier against Botswana in Durban after his commitment was questioned.

The former PSL Footballer of the Year was reportedly worried about getting injured ahead of his club Ajax Amsterdam’s opening Champions League clash against Barcelona next week.

According to the Football411 website, Igesund dismissed claims that the Bafana technical team said Serero faked an injury as an excuse to miss the game. “One thing I can say is that Thulani never faked an injury and we never said he faked an injury,” Igesund said. “He said to me very clearly that he is not injured, but he is scared to get injured and he’s got a big game coming up. I read somewhere in the paper or someone saying ‘Igesund is a liar’ — that means my whole squad are liars.”

Bafana gave the Zebras a 4-1 humbling but failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.