Pitso Mosimane the Bafan Bafana coach was fired on the 6th of June 2012 after a very disappointing draw against Ethiopia on Sunday 3rd of June. Mosimane was fired in his second year with national team while he had two more years to coach the national team. With that said it very crucial that we go back in time in 2007 the Bafana Bafana team had Carlos Alberto Parreira as their coach ,however the man resigned according to him he resigned for family reasons bear in mind that the team did not provide a good performance even under the Brazilian coach Parreira.
After his departure another Brazilian took the job, Joel Santana to build up to the 2008 African cup of nation where the team was expected to deliver a good performance however got eliminated during the group stages. Then again Perreira took over to improve the performance for the 2010 FIFA world cup in South Africa. And the failure goes on and on. By looking at the facts coaches have been changed so many times however the performance have been the same , one has to wonder to whether or not it a coach problem or the fact that players don’t deliver .
It is easy to look the coach and pass the blame as they are the ones who are in charge of the team but when we look at the statistics we realise that the South African team has changed so many coaches in a very short space of time thinking the performance will improve but it has not. The question is that is SAFA giving enough time for the players to bond with their new coach? Because truthfully speaking it becomes a problem for players to try and adjust to new strategy all the time as different coaches use different strategy and bear in mind that in the PSL the teams are mostly made of players outside South Africa, which is not a bad thing but it limits the players to get to know each other on the pitch when it time for international matches everybody gets lost in the pitch when they have to understand each other there and then. The chemistry is not there. In comparison to La Liga it is easy to the likes of Xavi and Iniesta to collaborate well on club levels and international as they already know each other. The issue here is that when the team doesn’t perform the fingers point at the coaches and not the players. SAFA and the players are always seem to have everything sorted out and the problem is the coach, then we change the coach, but the team does not deliver we change the coach again. Till when are we going to look at the coaches?