Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos feels “very angry” after Goodman Mosele absconded from camp.
The Belgian technician had named the Orlando Pirates midfielder in his 23-man squad for the upcoming Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia, but the 21-year-old never showed up on Sunday for national duty.
Broos moved swiftly to name SuperSport United midfielder Jesse Donn as the replace, but he did not hold back and expressed his disappointment with Mosele’s behaviour.
“I’m not disappointed, I’m very angry,” he told the media on Monday.
“I don’t understand the player who can have his first cap for the national team of his country that he doesn’t even come to the camp. He didn’t even call us, we don’t know why he is not coming.
“I can understand that the player maybe don’t want to play for Bafana, but then he tells me that and I have to respect that. Everybody is free to decide whether they want to play or not, but we didn’t hear nothing from him. We tried to reach him, he is unreachable.
“So I’m very unhappy with a player who can be an international player for his country.”
South Africa sit at the top of Group G with four points after two games followed by Ghana and Ethiopia with three points each. The Warriors of Zimbabwe are rooted at the bottom of the log standings with one point.
The 1996 champions travel to Addis Ababa to take on Ethiopia on the 9th of October (15:00) before hosting the West Africans at the iconic FNB Stadium on the 12th (18:00).
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By FARPost Reporter